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    Post RAF Greenham Common GAMA area, Berkshire April 2010.


    Visited with: Toad, Petzl, Sheep, Kempes, Hpipe & Myself

    History Borrowed from wiki...

    The GAMA (GLCM Alert and Maintenance Area) was built in the southwest corner of the base. GAMA was a maximum security QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) area with 6 large above ground shelters in which fully operational cruise missiles were stored..

    Each shelter is around 10 m high, with a reinforced 2 m thick concrete ceiling. Below was a massive titanium plate, 3 m of sand and a reinforced concrete plate equipped with three hydraulic nuclear blast proof doors at both ends to assure a quick entry or exit. They were designed to withstand the blast of an air-bursting nuclear explosion above the base or a direct hit from a 2,500 lb (1,100 kg) conventional bomb.

    Each shelter contained 2 LCC Launch Control Centers and 4 TEL transporter erector launchers. Each unit was mobile and supposed to leave the base in convoys to their secret preset dispersal sites. This would happen within minutes after the alert and the movement was via the local roads through the surrounding villages.

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    Thanks for looking :)
    Last edited by Urban-Warrior; 28th Apr 10 at 20:34. Reason: double pic

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    Fantastic report and pics to match.
    Any chance the caravan was left behind by the Top Gear boys?!
    Any idea what the primitive plane in the circular pond was for?
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    Great stuff matey. One day I'll actually jump the fence, I think I've been there three times and never got round to it. Silly as it's pretty close to me.

    Urban X-The primitive plane is for fire drills.

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    that place looks awesome!

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    Nice one, great pics and a great place to have a mooch around, I did my apprenticeship just down the road from here at the atomic wepons research establishment when this place was in it's operational state, used to drive past it on the way to college in Newbury and see all the ''mostly rather large lesbian protesters'' sat outside it round a fire! never got the chance to get in here though, I can also remember the huge shhiny silver planes that used to land here from the USA, Galaxy's I think they called them?
    Is that a picture of a intercontinentl-ballistic-caravan they have left in the bunker!!!!!!
    Last edited by the harvester; 30th Apr 10 at 17:29. Reason: neck extended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanX View Post
    Fantastic report and pics to match.
    Any chance the caravan was left behind by the Top Gear boys?!
    Any idea what the primitive plane in the circular pond was for?
    Hmm not sure if top gear have used Greenham at all.. and the plane was for fire drills involving avgas :)

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    It was indeed used by Top Gear so Jeremy Clarkson could race the hairy one in 2 old 70`s cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klempner69 View Post
    It was indeed used by Top Gear so Jeremy Clarkson could race the hairy one in 2 old 70`s cars.
    cheers I didn't know they had used it.. Was strange finding it there


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