Encyclopedia Astronautica
RAF Driffield


At this location the 8th RAF Strategic Missile Squadron operated 15 Thor IRBM launchers from 22 December 1959 to April 1963. They were withdrawn as part of the secret agreement between Kennedy and Khrushchev ending the Cuban missile crisis, under which all Thor missiles were to be removed from Europe.

Longitude: -0.2700 deg.
Latitude: 54.0000 deg.

More... - Chronology...


Associated Countries
See also
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • USAF American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. United States Air Force, USA. More...
  • RAF American agency. Royal Air Force, USA. More...

Home - Browse - Contact
© / Conditions for Use