RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire

RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Photograph taken July 1996 © Crown copyright. Historic England Archive ref: nmr 12854/28

The supplementary storage area at RAF Scampton was built to house fissile cores (the nuclear heart of a bomb) for use by the V-force which carried Britain's airborne deterrant. Individual concrete chambers were buried beneath an earthen bank.

Location

Lincolnshire Scampton

Period

1990s (1990 - 1999)

Tags

aerial view 1960s (1960 - 1969) nuclear raf military 1990s (1990 - 1999)