My sincere thanks are due to Col. Doug Livingston (USAF, ret) for sending these wonderful magazines on the weekly life of the base. The magazine followed a similar publication known as The Greenham Herald when the base was used by SAC until June 1964. The Common Crier ran from early February 1983 to around the time the base closed in 1992. The name was chosen as a competition and the winner, Rita Green, was Secretary for the Site Activation Task Force Office. These are a selected highlight of the magazines I have from 1983-1986. I will post a further page of the later years. If any of you are looking for a specific article, please let me know as I may be able to find it.
Heseltine later became Deputy Prime Minister. He retired from Parliament in 1997.
Colonel Bacs can be seen on far right above.
Is this Welford or Greenham? Looks more like Welford to me.
From Common Crier July 21 1983.
August 18 1983.
December 8 1983
Man with radio is Scott Duke.
June 1 1984
From a June 1984 edition.
Taken in Bldg 303 (roof is now gone!)
September 7 1984
October 5 1984 October 19 1984
"Ugliest base I've seen"...Wonder why he said that?
Verne Orr, another important visitor came in June 1985.
August 9 1985
Remember the Sherpa planes? Each was named after a base. October 4 1985
January 10 1986 April 26 1986
General Gabriel's visit was covered in the April 26 edition in 1986.
MSgt Joe Pellerito coordinates an ambush on an exercise (top left) May 1986.
From a May 1986 edition.
A special edition in June 1986 Retirement of CMSgt Ziller, June 6 1986
CMSgt Erich Ziller retired in June 1986 as SEA to Col. Bacs and lived in Newbury afterwards.
From June 6 1986.
July 11 1986 July 18 1986
The MIA-POW memorial was unveiled on July 4 1986 after a major fundraising campaign.
August 1 1986 August 15 1986
The fine school complex still remains today.
I hope you enjoyed a look back at these covers and articles. More will follow. If any of you can help find any later Common Criers from 1988 onwards, I would be happy to hear from you.