Record Details

NHER Number:41288
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cold War Thor missile site

Summary

A Cold War Thor missile site was located within RAF Feltwell. It was the central station of a squadron of 5 separate flights. Active 1958 - 1963.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 71445 89328
Map Sheet:TL78NW
Parish:FELTWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

RAF Feltwell
Cold War Thor Missile site, within RAF base.
D. Gurney (NLA), 5 April 2005.

Feltwell was a major part of the Thor network:it was one of the first sites chosen to house Thor missiles, and was home to the Command Strategic Missile School. Feltwell was the base of 77 (Strategic Missile Squadron), and had four satellite stations - Mepal, North Pickenham (NHER 2697), Shepherd's Grove and Tuddenham. The site was deactivated on the first of July 1963 (S1) (S2).
K. Hamilton (HES) 9 November 2012

Layout of Thor launch pads visible on 1:10000 OS maps (S3).

Monument Types

  • THOR MISSILE SITE (Cold War - 1945 AD to 1992 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Cocroft, W.. 2001. Cold War Monuments: An Assessment by the Monuments Protection Programme..
<S1>Monograph: Delve, K.. 2005. The Military Airfields of Britain: East Anglia: Norfolk and Suffolk..
<S2>Publication: Bowyer, M.J.F.. 1979. Action Stations 1: Wartime Military Airfields of East Anglia 1935-1945.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 2000. Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 map (revised 2000).

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