President Ronald Reagan hoped to put a "Star Wars" ballistic missile shield in space and wanted to deploy US nuclear missiles to Europe, including to RAF Greenham Common
west of London.
160 missiles will be located at RAF Greenham Common
, Berkshire, and RAF Molesworth in Cambridgeshire.
The MoD sent a senior engineer from Whitehall to examine yet another of the saucers, and US air force police photographed one of the finds near RAF Greenham Common
For nearly two decades RAF Greenham Common
in Newbury was home to a camp of women, who protested against the nuclear weapons kept there.
My first assignment was to RAF Greenham Common
(when it was a Cold War bomber base) and there met my beautiful wife-to-be, Maureen.
The protest started on September 5, 1981 when a Welsh group "Women for life on earth" arrived at the RAF Greenham Common
airbase to challenge the deployment of 96 cruise missiles there.