posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:37 PM
That name is itself misleading - it is not a British airbase. Opened in the late 1950s on land purchased by the crown, it was taken over directly by
the NSA in 1966 and became its Field Station F83.
It is of course owned by the RAF, officially.
Overall it is an RAF/GCHQ spy station that shares data with US and other Echelon counterparts as per the UKUSA agreement, hence the NSA staff and
lliason officer stationed there.
It's all rather stupid, the agencies starting out "officially" not monitoring their own national citizens, but just giving each other the data
edit on 10/7/13 by Morg234 because: (no reason given)