Former Bloodhound missile site

Former Bloodhound missile site


Pickford, United Kingdom (GB)
Built on the abandoned remains of a runway of the WWII bomber command base Woolfox Lodge.

In 1960 a Bloodhound missile site under No. 62 Squadron was positioned in a secure area adjacent to the A1 road near the former technical site. These missiles were removed in 1964 and the RAF withdrew completely the following year.

The Bristol Bloodhound, a British surface-to-air missile, was developed during the 1950s as the UK's main air defence weapon and was in large-scale service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the forces of four other countries from 1958.

The Bloodhound served the RAF throughout almost the entire Cold War. The Bloodhound Mk I entered service in December 1958, the last Mk II missile squadron stood down in July 1991.
Built on the abandoned remains of a runway of the WWII bomber command base Woolfox Lodge.

In 1960 a Bloodhound missile site under No. 62 Squadron was positioned in a secure area adjacent to the A1 road near the former technical site. These missiles were removed in 1964 and the RAF withdrew completely the following year.

The Bristol Bloodhound, a British surface-to-air missile, was developed during the 1950s as the UK's main air defence weapon and was in large-scale service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the forces of four other countries from 1958.

The Bloodhound served the RAF throughout almost the entire Cold War. The Bloodhound Mk I entered service in December 1958, the last Mk II missile squadron stood down in July 1991.
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Links: en.wikipedia.org
By: kjfitz

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