posted on Jul, 29 2016 @ 08:07 AM
I've worked for DSTL and spent lots of time at both Porton and Boscombe Down.
Gariac is correct, Porton is more like Dugway (or vice versa as we were doing it first :-) and Boscombe is our flight test centre.
Of all the high security sites I've worked in the across the UK, (pretty much all of them), Porton has the highest security. What was developed there
was in some minds evil, and some of the methods used in testing would be considered unethical today. However, most of the research conducted at Porton
is for purely defensive means, CBRN suits and detection systems for instance. The health protection agency have a facility there too, this is where
major outbreak research and planning is conducted, in conjunction with the HPA CDSC which is actually based at a hospital.
It's not where all of the 'weed' is grown for big pharma, that's done at various other sites in the UK, including several civilian sites ran by
Porton has a dark history, but it's a place of great science and great scientists today and is a key UK Strategic Asset.
Boscombe is very interesting! RAF Waddington is very interesting at the moment too! ;-)