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RAF Hemswell


At this location the 7th RAF Strategic Missile Squadron operated 15 Thor IRBM launchers from 11 Sept. 1959 to 15 May 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 They were withdrawn as part of the secret agreement between Kennedy and Khrushchev ending the Cuban missile crisis, under which all Thor missiles were to be removed from Europe.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: -0.5200 deg.
Latitude: 53.4000 deg.

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  • USAF American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. United States Air Force, USA. More...
  • RAF American agency. Royal Air Force, USA. More...

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