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Secret and Not So Secret UK Bases and Installations

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posted on Jun, 30 2002 @ 07:05 PM
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Posted on the old board by Greykiller

Hi gang,
Here is a list of the British militaries R&D, secret and not so secret bases and establishments and a possible front company who controls most of it, which also is responsible for all these genetic and germ warfare experiments that weve all come to love
Please bare with me, its quite a long post, but it is very interesting.
Its just to show that the U.K have their own Dulces and area 51s, we cant let America take all the credit, now can we lol.

Defence Evaluation and Research Agency [DERA] as of July 1 2001, officially became known as QinetiQ [pronounced kinetic]. Many of the 80-plus laboratories, employing some 9,000 scientists, are now in the private sector. The UK government retains control of sensitive top secret sections of QinetiQ, such as the germ warfare laboratories at Porton Down, Wiltshire

ENGLAND

AVON:
MoD Abbey Wood - nr Bristol [inc.1,100 Warship Support Agency (WSA) workers]
MoD Foxhill - nr Bath. Upgrade & refurbishment during 2001. Housing up to 1,800 defence workers
Defence Logistics Organisation - Ensleigh, nr Bath
MoD Pinesgate - nr Bath [to be sold]
MoD Warminster Road, Bath [to be sold]

BEDFORDSHIRE:

>RAF Chicksands - USAF SatCom Facility. RAF Sigs/Photo Interp
Army Chicksands - nr. Bedford. Intel Corps HQ, Def Intel & Security Centre (D.I.S.C.) + British Naval Intel Center
DERA/QinetiQ - Bedford
Barford St John - nr. Banbury. Joint RAF/USAF
RAF Bicester
RAF Cardington - Non-operational airfield. Retains former airship hangars.
RAF Henlow - Electronics - HQ CSE + Provost and Security Services
RAF Stanbridge - RAF Logistics Computer Centre. Sat of Henlow
Institute of Technology - Cranfield

BERKSHIRE:

Unspecified base (secret) - Henley, near Reading
Unspecified Base (secret) - Watchfield
AWE Burghfield - Mfg nuclear warheads for shipment via road to RAF + Trident Submarine Bases
Atomic Weapons Research Estab - Aldermaston
Atomic Energy Commission - Harwell
RAF Thatcham - UK Natl Dist Agency
Royal Naval Base - Bush Barn
Army - Arborfield Garrison. Mostly training & support
Welford - NW of Newbury. Returned to OS map after 50 yrs. Poss. [u/gnd?] weapons store
>RAF Bracknell - Temp site for Joint Service Command. Closure 2000

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE:

RAF High Wycombe - ADOC HQ Strike Command, #1 Grp: strike/attack
Army - Cheddington
Rocket Propulsion Establishment Research Centre - Westcott
RAF Halton - Training + Guided Weapons School & Southern Region Provost and Security Staff
RAF Naphill -

CAMBRIDGESHIRE:

RAF Molesworth - nr. Huntingdon. UK/US Analysis Center + Reg. Joint Intel Facility [RJITF]
Army - Bassingbourn
RAF Brampton - Wyton. HQ Logistics Command
RAF Alconbury - nr Huntingdon
RAF / USAF Upwood - Upwood
RAF Wittering - nr Peterborough, No's 1+20 Sqn's, Harrier GR.7s & T10s

CORNWALL:

GCHQ / NSA Morwenstow - Joint operated SatCom monitoring station
RAF St Mawgan - nr Newquay. No.3 Maritime HQ, Tornados, Nimrods + SAR Sea King HAR3s
Goonhilly Downs - Satellite Communications ( BT + ? )
Portreath - Sat of St Mawgan. No.405 Sigs Unit (Navigation Air Defence Radar Station)
Predannack - Satellite of RNAS Culdrose. No.626 V.G.S. - Viking TX.1. [RN]
RNAS Culdrose - Helston. Largest heli base in W. Europe. 5 heli sq + [80 a/c in all]
HMS Raleigh - Torpoint. RN basic training centre

CUMBRIA:

DERA/QinetiQ - Eskmeals nr Sellafield. Weapons testing facility & still operational
Irton Moor - NSA Sigint
RAF Brampton - Subsidary Log Comm units etc
RAF Spadeadam - Electronic Countermeasures Range [no a/c]

DEVON:

Remote Ammunitioning Facility Tamar (RAFT) - Bull Point, Plymouth. Weapons loading jetty for nuclear-powered submarines. Planned completion of construction in 2003
RAF Chivenor - Braunton. Marines. No.s 624/22 Sqn + SAR Sea King Helicopters
HM Naval Base Devonport - Plymouth. Largest Naval Base in West Europe
RN Barracks - Stonehouse, nr Plymouth
HMS Cambridge - Wembury, nr Plymouth
Mountain and Artic Warfare - Plymouth RN Lympstone - Devon. Poss. u/g @ Sandy Bay, Exmouth
Army - Lulworth. Firing Ranges
Army - Okehampton. Training area
Army - Willsworthy. Firing range

DORSET:

Poole - HQ Special Boat Squadron [SBS]. Approx 100 men
Royal Corp Signals HQ - Blandford [serve also in Cyprus]
Royal Armoured Corp Centre - Wareham
Army - Wyke Regis. Training area
Wool - Training area
>RNAS Portland - Undergoing closure. All a/c [140] transferred to RNAS Yeovilton Jan '99

ESSEX:

MOD Wethersfield - HQ MOD Police [fomer USAF base] Former RAF Matching - nr Harlow
Former USAAF Little Walden - nr Saffron Walden
Army - Colchester Garrison. Inc Airmobile Brigades & Air Defence
DERA/Ineti - Shoebury and Foulness weapons testing complex [army]

GLOUCESTERSHIRE:

GCHQ/NSA Chelteham - (Sigint) Construction underway of new 350 millionfacility located at nearby Benhall, Cheltenham. Completion of new 40 acre eavesdropping site is Spring 2003.
RAF Fairford - nr Cirencester. USAF Europe. Inc B52 + Stealth Bomber
RAF Boddington - No.9 Signals Unit + TARE HQ
RAF Hullavington - No.621, No.625 V.G.S. - Viking TX.1.
RAF Innsworth -. HQ RAF Training
British Army - Ashchurch

HAMPSHIRE:

Royal Aircraft Research Establishment - Farnborough
RAF Oakhanger - Mil SatcomUK, No.1001 Sigs + NATO Sat grnd term
Fort Southwick - nr Portsmouth. Main comms site adjacent to DERA comms. intercept site
DERA/QinetiQ - Farnborough HQ
RN Fleet HQ - Whale Island, Portsmouth [Future location]
Gosport - Large Naval stores inc. hospital
Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) - Marchwood, Southampton. Military port
Fort Monkton - Gosport. Inc. Submarine Escape Training Tank. Possibly also used by MI5/6 for training purposes
BAe - Hurn, 4m NE Christchurch
Army -. Aldershot Garrison inc. Airborne Brigades
Army .- Andover Garrison.
Army Training Regt - Winchester
Army Training Regt - Pirbright
School of Army Aviation - Middle Wallop. HQ. Gazelle, Squirrel, Lynx helis
Army - Worthy Down
Bramley - Former bomb/ammo depot now training area
Radio Research Station - Chilbolton, nr Aldershot
RAF Odiham - Nos.7, 18 & 27 Sqns. Transport. Chinook HC2s
RN Research Station - Lea-on-Solent, 4m WNW Portsmouth
>DERA - Lasham. Closed & transferred to W.Scotland.

HEREFORD & WORCESTER:

Credenhill [former RAF base] - nr. Hereford.
Home to made up of 4 squadrons [50 men each] of Special Air Service [22nd SAS] since May 1999.
DERA/QinetiQ - Pershore [MoD]
Royal Radar Establishment - Defford

HERTFORDSHIRE:

BAe - Stevenage. Builds missiles and electronic equipment for a/craft
Army Training Regt - Bassingbourn

HUMBERSIDE:

Cowden - East Coast Bombing Range
RAF Leconfield - Sole air use by Search & Rescue HAR3 helicopters over North Sea

KENT:

DERA/QinetiQ - Fort Halstead. Regarded by some as a stealth research facility
Army - Ashford. Templar Barracks. Defence Intelligence and Security School
Ash - Part of Manston. Radar + Air Warfare for ADGE
Rochester - Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal School
RAF Biggin Hill - Westerham
RAF Manston - Ramsgate - no a/c
Army - Sir John Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe Camp, Folkestone
Army - Lydd. Training area
Royal School of Military Eng - Chatham
>RAF Alconbury - Deactivated. Site sold for development

LANCASHIRE:

RAF Waddington - Elec Recon + E/Warning, Nimrod R1s, Sentry AEW1s (+ NATO use)
BAe Warton - R&D. Upgraded fac. linked to 'HALO' stealth a/craft project
Samlesbury - No.635 V.G.S. - Vigilant T.1.
RAF Woodvale - University Air Squadrons

LEICESTERSHIRE:

RAF Cottesmore - Oakham, nr Leicester, Tornado GR1
Army - North Luffenham, nr Oakham. SpecOps training inc. SAS, SBS + US mil
Army - Loughborough. Communication and Security Group (U.K)

LINCOLNSHIRE:

RAF Waddington - nr Lincoln. Electronic & A/Warfare. AWACS E-3D + Nimrod
RAF Barkston Heath - Relief Landing Ground for Cranwell + training
RAF Binbrook - nr Lincoln
RAF Coningsby - nr Lincoln Nos. 5, 29 & 56 [Top Gun] Sqns, Tornado F3s (Air Defence)
RAF Cranwell - nr Sleaford, Air Warfare Centre + air training
RAF Digby - nr Scopwick. Inc. USN/USAF/US Army. No. 399 Sigs Unit
Donna Nook - nr North Somercotes. Bombing range
RAF Holbeach - Wash offshore bombing range
RAF Honington - Depot (no a/c)
RAF Wainfleet - All Saints. East Coast bombing range
Army - Kirton-in-Lindsey. 22nd Air Def. Reg
>RAF Scampton - nr Lincoln, Earmarked for closure
>Royal Ordnance Faldingworth - nr Market Rasen. Closed '99 (RO is part of BAe)

Grt LONDON [inc Middlesex]:

Northwood - Main MOD Ops [Whitehall HQ2] / NATO / Trident [nuke] Ops Centre. Large u/grnd. facility of 3 levels.
RAF Bentley Priory - UK Air Defence [north/south] - No.s 11/18 Group HQ Naval Fleet HQ will be relocating to Portsmouth, Hampshire.
RAF Uxbridge - HQ Military Air Traffic Ops (NATO)
RAF West Drayton - Military ATC
RAF Kenley - No.615 V.G.S. - Viking TX.1.
RAF Northolt - Ruislip. VIPs & Royal, BAe 125s, 146s
>RAF Stanmore Park - HQ no11 Strike Com (air def). Closed '98. Transf to Bentley Priory
>RAF Hendon - De-activated. Site redeveloped and inc Met police HQ

NORFOLK:

RAF Coltishall - Norwich, Nos. 6, 41, 54 Sqns, Jaguar 1A, 1Bs, inc photo reconn unit
RAF Marham - Nos 2 & 13 Sqns, GR1A Tornado (Tac Recon) + Canberras
RAF Neatishead - Radar Site
RAF Swanton Mornley - nr Dereham
RAF West Raynham - nr Fakenham
Army - Thetford. Training area

NORTHUMBERLAND:

RAF Boulmer - nr Alnwick. Radar site. No.1 A.C.C.,H.Q. No.202 Sq: Sea King HAR.3
Army - Alnwick. 'Z' Company
Army - Ashington. 'Z' Company
Army - Otterburn. Artillery training area
Brizlee Wood - Radar Site

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE:

RAF Syerston - Cadet training
RAF Newton - nr Nottingham. air training
Army - Nottingham. Inc Sect of 2nd Military Intell Co
BAE Systems Royal Ordnance (RO) - Nottingham

OXFORDSHIRE:

RAF Brize Norton - Nos.10, 101, 216 Sqdns, VC10 tanker / transp base. TacComm Wing etc
RAF Abingdon - Abingdon
RAF Bampton Castle - Sigs units, HF Comms - Parented by RAF Brize Norton
RAF Benson - No.33 sqdn, Puma Helicopters. No. 6 AEF
RAF Shrivenham . RMS of Science + Def Info Tech
Weston-on-the-Green - Sat. of Brize Norton. Parachute Drop Center
Joint Army / RAF / USAF - Bicester
USAF Upper Heyford -
British Army - Abingdon. 3rd Close + 4th General Supp. Reg. Dalton Barracks
Atomic Energy Commission - Culham

SHROPSHIRE (SALOP):

British Telecom - Oswestry. BTs secret switching/tapping center

RAF Cosford - No.8 A.E.F.,No.633 V.G.S. - Vigilant T.1.
RAF Shawbury - nr Shrewsbury, Defence Helicopter Training School + Cent. ATC School
RAF Tern Hill - Def. Helicopter Training + No 632 VGS Vigilant T1s
Unspecified Base - Bridleway Gate
Unspecified Base - Chetwynd
Army - Nesscliffe - Training area

SOMERSET:

RNAS Yeovilton - Sea Harrier FA2s/T4N/T8s + Sea King HC4, Linx, Gazelle, Puma & Chinook Helis [140+ a/c]
RN Norton Manor Camp - nr Taunton
>RAF Locking - nr WSM. De-activated. Quarters earmarked for asylum seekers or new housing dev.

STAFFORDSHIRE:

RAF Stafford - Sandon Rd, Beaconside, Tac Supply Wing + maint
Army - Leek. Training camp
Army Training Regt - Lichfield
Army - Swynnerton. Llansilin Firing Range

SUFFOLK:

RAF Feltwell - US 5th Space Surveillance Squadron [BMEWS]
RAF Mildenhall - Use by USAF Europe. Inc 352nd Special Ops Grp [7th, 21st and 67th SOS]
Martlesham Heath - BT Labs. Used by UK Govt to examine every new comms product
RAF Honington - nr Bury St Edmonds. Air Warfare Centre Surface-to-Air Weapons O.E.U.,
RAF Lakenheath - Currently used by USAF in Europe
RAF Wattisham - Ipswich. RAF ATC. No.22 Sqn SAR, Sea King HAR3s

SURREY:

BAe Dunsfold - Maint. & repair of Harrier GR..7 a/c
Royal School of Military Eng - Minley

WARWICKSHIRE:

Army School of Ammunition - Kineton. Bomb/ammo depot, inc. large railway system

WILTSHIRE:

Corsham Computer Centre - nr Bath.
In reality a military 'black project' nuclear underground command centre
DERA/QinetiQ - Larkhill [MoD]
DERA Porton Down - [Army] Chemical & Biological Defence [CBD] Estab
Winterbourne Gunner - Jnt Svcs Defence Nuclear Biological & Chemical Centre
Aircraft & Armament Experimental Establishment - Boscombe Down
RAF/DERA Boscombe Down - Amesbury, nr Salisbury. Air Warfare, DETO
Defence Communications Services - Basil Hill, nr Corsham [under development in 2001]
RAF Colerne - nr Bath. No 1001 Sigs
RAF Hulavington - nr Chippenham
RAF Lyneham - nr Chippenham. TacTransport, Hercules C1, C3s
Army / RAF Upavon - nr Pewsey. No 622 VGS
RAF Rudloe Manor - Hawthorne, MoD Comms N/work, linked with UFO reporting [closed + 42 acre site sold off, poss. hotel]

WORCESTERSHIRE:

DERA/QinetiQ - Malvern. Wide-ranging research inc., jamming, radar detection and electronic warfare. Encryption, computer security & hacking, lasers, lcd & night vision research. Secure comms satellites and Data links. Stealth, UAVs & possibly [uncorroborated] Teleportation research.

YORKSHIRE:

GCHQ / NSA [RAF] Menwith Hill - 7miles west of Harrogate. Known to NSA as field station F83 and by workers [1600 US and 370 British] as "The Hill", it is also a BMEWS Site linked to USSC, Colorado Springs
RAF Fylingdales - nr Pickering. NSA Phased array radar [BMEWS]
Forest Moor NMC - (Nav/Nat Mil Comms] adjacent to above.Main trunk route for all Naval SatCom
Irton Moor - nr Scarborough. Secret base with NSA connections
RAF/Army Catterick - nr Richmond. Garrison. Inc Section of 2 Millitary Intelligence
RAF Church Fenton - No.9 A.E.F., Relief landing ground for Linton-on-Ouse
RAF Linton-upon-Ouse - nr York, Pilot training, CFS Tucano T1 Squadron
RAF Topcliffe - Satellite of RAF Linton-on-Ouse
RAF Dishforth - Army Air Corp Heli base
RAF Leeming - Leeming Bar, Northallerton. Panavia (Mfg) Tornado F3 (Maritime Air Defence) + Hawks
>RAF Finningley - nr Doncaster. Closed. Site sold for industrial use & poss. Intl. Airport


SCOTLAND
DERA - West Freugh, SatCom Grnd Station + a/field
ATC Prestwick - Ayrshire. HQ Mil Air Traffic Ops
Coulport - Loch Long. Underground facility for storing atomic bombs
RAF Leuchars - nr Fife, Nos 43 + 111 Sqn, Tornado F3s
Brora - NSA Sigint
Hawklaw - NSA Sigint
RAF Machrihanish - nr Cambeltown, Argylleshire, long runway, NATO base. RAF reports station "under enhanced care and maintenance status".
Royal Navy Clyde Sub Base - Faselane, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, (nuke sub base)
RNAS Prestwick - UK det. 819 Sqn. Sea King HAS6 SAR
Arbroath - No.662 V.G.S. - Viking TX.1. [RN]
Army - Benbecula, Outer Hebrides. Artillery testing area + Radar. No 71 Sigs Unit
Camp Wrath - Southerland. Firing range used by US Navy
Crombie - Integrated Weapon Complex joint RAF/RN missile maintenance
Garvie Island - RAF bombing range off NW Scotland
Greenock War HQ - Greenock
Inchterf (MOD P.E.) - nr. Kirkintilloch. Directorate of Proof & Experimental Estab., of D.E.R.A.
Saxa Vord - Radar site. No 91 sigs unit
St Kilda - Outer Hebrides. Artillery tracking stn
RAF Buchan -. nr Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Radar. Nos 170/480 sigs.Con rep center
RAF Kinloss - Forres, Moreyshire, All Nimrod MR2s + ops r/station at Aird Uig, W. Isles
Army Air Corp - Leuchars. Gazelle heli
RAF Linton - Borders of Eng / Scot
RAF Lossiemouth ..... Morayshire, Tornado GR1B, Jaguar GR1As (Maritime Strike) + SAR Sea King HAR3s
Prestwick - Scottish ATC Center
Rosehearty - RAF Weapons Range
Train - Bombing Range, Moray Firth
Army - Arbroath, Angus
Army - Ballater. Royal Guard [guard

Britain's atom bomb store at Coulport in Scotland. Sixteen massive bunkers have been gouged out of the ridge overlooking Loch Long. This building can store more than 100 atom bombs in underground vaults behind airlock doors. It is used as a temporary holding bay when the bombs arrive at Coulport. They are then moved to a jetty and loaded onto Trident submarines

WALES
Army [Brawdy] - Pemb. Former RAF base linked to UFO investigations. Conducted underwater sound surveillance also.
DERA/QinetiQ - Aberporth, Dyfed. Currently trial site for doppler [pulse] radar tracking
DERA/QinetiQ - Llanbedr [MOD] - Operational airfield inc. Hawk a/c. Launches target drones from here
RAF St. Athan - nr Barry, Sth Glamorgan, Harrier GR.7, Viking TX1, Tucano T1 + maint
RAF Pembrey Sands - Carmarthenshire, Sth Wales, bombing + firing range
RAF Sealand - Mostly maintenance
PATA - Pontrilas Army Training Area - 10 miles SW Hereford. Inc air exclusion zone. Possible exclusive SAS use.
Army - Abertillery. Inc Air Defence Regt
Army - Aberystwyth
Army - Epynt. Training area
Army - Manorbier. Royal Artillery firing range
Army - Penhally. Training area
Navy - Castlemartin. Test range for US/UK aircraft [naval?]

ANGLESEY
RAF Valley - nr Holyhead. 22nd Sq S&R Sea King HAR3 + Air Guided Weapons Operational Evaluation Unit (AGWOEU)
RAF Mona - Diversion runway for Valley

NORTHERN IRELAND
Army HQNI - Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn
Intelligence Center - Ladas Drive, Castlereagh, Belfast
GCHQ (eavesdropping) sub-base - Island Hill, Comber
GCHQ (eavesdropping) sub-base - Gilnahirk, Belfast
British Army - Torr Head, Ballycastle. Radio comms facility
RAF Aldergrove - Nos. 3, 72 & 230 Sqdns, Wessex HC2, Puma HC1, Chinook
Army - Ebrington Barracks, Londonderry
Army - Drumadd Barracks, Armagh
Army - Bessbrook Mill Airfield
Royal Navy - Oxford Island. Main comms & radar
>RAF Bishop Court - Decommissioned Radar Site

UNKNOWNS

>Government Technical Assistance Centre [GTAC] - Yet to be constructed is a $40 Million surveillance center probably specializing in unscrambling coded Internet messages
Raucebury - ???
Longcross MOD Test track- ???
Long Valley - ???
Miley Woods - Training area ???

You remember earlier in the post I mentioned the possible front company called QinetiQ (pronounced kinetic) well here is a link to their website which should help explain more about what they do, it'll save me having to copy and paste all the info.
When you click on the link, if you go down about a third of the page and go to the drop down option called MEET THE TEAM.
It tells you who is in charge of the show, it reads like a who's who of people that are definitely in the know about the bigger picture.
I have also provide a link to another website, this is about a guy who said he used to work in one of these underground bases in England.
Again, if you made it this far the post, thank you for reading it I know it's long, but there was'nt much I could do about, but hopefully it'll give people a new direction to look in.
Later.


www.qinetiq.com...

www.truthseekers.freeserve.co.uk...




posted on Jun, 30 2002 @ 07:07 PM
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Reply on the old board by SimonGray

I feel so proud to be British

Also, as I live in Wiltshire and have visited almost all of those sites you mention here, I just want to point out that Rudloe Manor does look like a massive hotel, but its operations are underground. This is one of the UK's most secretive facilities that is in the public's view.

Also, RAF Machrihanish in Scotland is a Navy SEALs base location in the UK. It has also been linked to the Aurora and F-117a's.

Reply on the old board by Bagpuss

My brother works as a groundsman for Rudloe Manor....

He tells me there is a secret pipeline linking all government sites in the UK along with a transport network. Apparently helicopters fly along the route of the tunnel 24/7 to ensure there are no suspicious activities. This is a major fuel line for the Army and if someone where to destroy / blow it up there would be catastrophic consequences.

Reply on the old board by Reso

Kent: Army - Sir John Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe Camp, Folkestone

I've been there quite a few times. It's a training camp.

There are two more camps I've been to in Kent as well.

Invicta Barracks, Maidstone, Kent - a large Royal Engineers camp with a lot of equipment and vehicles. Currently undergoing a lot of building work. Some Gurkas (sp?) are aslo stationed here.

Rifle and tank range, Hyth, Kent - I don't know it's official name though.

I've also been to some other training areas throughout the South East but I don't remember their names :-/

Reply on the old board by phait

Do you know how old this list is?

I just wondered as it has RAF Cottesmore down as a station for Tornado's but it stopped being the training base for the tri-lateral Alliance(UK, Germany, Italy) a couple of years ago and is now home to the No.1 Squadron of Harriers:
www.raf-cott.demon.co.uk... />
There is also no mention of Staxton-Wold up near Scarborough, Yorks.
www.raf.mod.uk... (scroll to bottom of page). Its the oldest operational radar site in the world apparently.

North Luffenham in Leic. did also several years ago do some sort of special training, although I cannot confirm it was definitely SAS.

cheers

Liked the list though, will give me some new places to check out.



posted on Jul, 29 2002 @ 01:54 PM
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#ing hell, I live pretty close to quite a few of these. Like Lyneham... To be fair nt would make sense if there were a few weird things going on out there... All those empty hangers, serving no purpose... however there's been talk recently of housing Afghani refugees in the unused hangers, so... It's not the existence of the military bases that surprises me though thinking of the amount of land the MoD actually owns, but wht is meant to be going on there? Obviously the US bases are far more frequently documented, but we still have them on our doorsteps... odd.



posted on Aug, 4 2002 @ 07:12 AM
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Fairford's no secret around this neck of the woods.




posted on Aug, 4 2002 @ 03:44 PM
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Yeah, a lot of those bases are well within public site, especially in Wiltshire and Avon (seven fingered country that it is
) but I'm sure a few are a little bit dodgy. Fairford definitely aint though, I've been out there myself, you can drive right up to it, a lot of it's not even used anymore, so... But it's always nice to think they're watching you...



posted on Aug, 27 2002 @ 02:56 PM
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I served with the Army and was stationed at Marchwood for four years. The place is just that, a military port serviced by what was the Royal Corps of Transport.
It also held a small Royal Engineers Diving School, a Sailmaking Workshop, a Boatbuilding Workshop, the usual REME workshop and the Logistics Group, responsible for the movement of goods around the world. Oh yes, and there was also a yacht club. During the early 1970s, they incorporated the amphibian squadron based at Fremington. It also had the usual military dog teams and guards.

The secret pipelines that were mentioned are not all that secret. There are indicators along public highways that show where they are, indicated by a white, roof-shaped marker on top of a pole. You can also buy maps that show where they are. Channel 4 did a program about them not many months ago, can't remember what it was called though.

Oh yes...the signs that you might see from the motorways, that say WORKS, are not. They are secret military establishments.



posted on Aug, 31 2002 @ 06:26 AM
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I heard rumors of a secret Australian test site under Uluru (Ayers Rock) the other day.

I dont really believe the rumors though, considering thousands of tourists go there every year. I guess the most controversy we can hope for here is the Woomera Detention centre and the Asylum seekers



posted on Sep, 11 2002 @ 10:46 AM
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GO TO WWW.COMPANIES-HOUSE.GOV.UK



posted on Oct, 27 2002 @ 03:03 PM
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While I was stationed at Marchwood in the early 1970s, I remember a time when I had to drive a truck full of small 'cases' to a base near Tewksbury, along with my mate, who drove a Land Rover carrying one case.
We weren't told what was in the cases but we were told to carry gas masks and not to stop for anything. We were given a police escort for most of the trip.

After we had unloaded at the Tewksbury base, we enquired as to what was in the cases and were told that the cases I carried contained MUSTARD GAS GRENADES and the one my mate carried was a BOTTLE of the stuff.



posted on Nov, 22 2002 @ 04:23 PM
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I can understand if this list is a bit old but there is much more going on at Boolmer than just Sea King's. I live right next to Newcastle Airport and we get Apaches (US and Brits) going to and from as well as Hercules, Tornado's and AWACS. Also i play golf at Matfen in the Northumberland countryside and every sunday between 10:00am and 1:00pm atleast 5-10 F-15's fly past very low about 1000-2000 ft. Hope this adds to your infromation.



posted on Dec, 12 2002 @ 12:40 PM
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I totally disagree about QinetiQ being a front company that runs everything. If that were the case why has the government just sold 1/3 of it to and American company (Carlyle Group)? Also establishments such as Porton Down are actually a part of DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory).



posted on Jan, 31 2003 @ 06:34 AM
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the Carlyle Group are actually heavily involved in the US Army and its directors include John Major and George W.Bush Snr. So the fact we sold part of the company to them doesn't mean they're not a front company.

Chris



posted on Feb, 14 2003 @ 01:34 AM
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There's a Navy training center called Pant-y-Rhiw in the Talybont forest near Talybont-on-Usk, Powys you failed to mention!

The trainers there seem to spend all their time in the pubs in Talybont, yammering on in posh public school accents and eating expensive meals!!



posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 09:31 AM
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You have also forgotten Foulness Island. It's owned by the MoD and is pretty damn secretive, although there is a handful of people living on there. My dad knows one, and you have to sign all this stuff to go visit him. I'm not sure what goes on on it now, but you hear guns firing now and again, and I live about 10 miles from it



posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 11:53 AM
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hey there, was out the other day and found a certain bunker complex in shropshire, not saying where unless you contact me personally and i will show you, but i found some very hard evidence ,and a lab area that was still being used, loads of security cameras and in a heavily wooded area.
jackthebanana@hotmail.com



posted on Mar, 25 2005 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by EvilSpallacus
You have also forgotten Foulness Island. It's owned by the MoD and is pretty damn secretive, although there is a handful of people living on there. My dad knows one, and you have to sign all this stuff to go visit him. I'm not sure what goes on on it now, but you hear guns firing now and again, and I live about 10 miles from it


Just a few notes on Foulness.

On Foulness is a Atomic Weapons Establishment used for R&D

AWE Foulness is a 2000 acre high explosive test range on Foulness Island at the northern edge of the Thames estuary near Shoeburyness. A variety of tests are conducted at the range, including weapons development and safety, and simulation of nuclear weapon blast effects.
globalsecurity.org

IN 2002 QinetiQ, yes them again, got a contract to cotinue the work there,


Foulness was (for many years) controlled by the military, and used as a proving ground over marsh sands for munitions.  In 2003, QinetiQ was awarded a contract to conduct this work and, whilst the MOD retains ownership of the island,  access is controlled through QinetiQ
Rochford OnLine

at the same time QinetiQ reimposed restrictions on the roads on the Island.




he beginning of 1992 when the Ministry of Defence decided the "public" road was now a "private" road and all classes of traffic would require permission to use it. A letter to the Prime Minister (John Major) brought a rapid reversal of that decision.

At the beginning of 2002 QinetiQ reimposed the restrictions upon all classes of traffic. This time a letter to the Prime Minister had no effect. The question of the status of the new road is still unresolved.
uk.geocities.com...

And from the the House of Commons archives



Explosions (Foulness Island)

Mr. Gale: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the noise, shockwaves and vibration caused by the detonation of high explosives at Foulness Island upon those living in Herne Bay suffering from terminal cancer. [152134]

Dr. Moonie [holding answer 5 March 2001]: Two vibration assessments have been carried out between 30 January and 28 February 2000 and between 5 October and 5 November 2000.

Both studies concluded that at no time during the survey period did any of the vibration levels, ground or airborne, approach those levels necessary for the possible onset of the most cosmetic of damage. The reports also highlighted that there seemed to be no correlation between events at Shoeburyness, recordable vibration levels and complains, and that passing traffic produced greater vibration levels.

The reports did not cover the impact of noise and vibration levels on specific susceptible individuals; nor have any other assessments been made of effects on cancer sufferers.

HoC

hope this is of intresst.



posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 03:04 PM
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posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:18 AM
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i live near the bently priory one and the northwood base. All i will say about the Northwood (NATO) one is that there is always at least 1 soldier with some sorta machine gun at the gates, i think they have tennis courts!! The entrance is on a main road, where every1 commutin through early in the morning is likely to have to wait in sloooow moving traffic, and get plenty of time to stare at the base. Never thought about seeing if the soldiers go to any of the local pubs, although i doubt they would talk about the underground levels even if really drunk.

I wish we could look inside every single base"!!!! the suspense about what is really goin on is too much to bear.lol



posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 07:00 AM
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About 10 years ago I had to do an inspection on a special door on RAF Alconbury in Cambridgeshire. I was taken into a building no larger than 20' square. The entrance door was about 2' thick. Once inside all there was were stairs going down. We went down 8 levels and into a large room full of screens and computers. As I was escorted out of the room I looked down the stairs and could see at least another 4 levels below me. I think this undergroud facility was something to do with the TR-1A (U2R) aircraft stationed there at the time. There were corridors going off from various levels from the stairs. I would have loved to have been given free range to explore!!!.



posted on May, 28 2005 @ 07:01 PM
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What is known about this Military Base? I have been doing research and someone I speak to online claimes that they have seen a object in the sky: "I thought that they must have helicopters at first and i guessed that they were at a bout 4 and a half thousand feet . it was a real clear night. suddenly they both stopped went STRAIGHT at a massive speed, stopped, then moved down again, then both made a 360 degree loop the loop in the air and continued to perform horrendously erratic manouevers impossible for copters and planes, then hovered motionless for another minute. then they darted east at an impossible speed and dissapeared."

Does anyone know of any other reports of this base being used to test New planes or having similar sightings or rumours about it?



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