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                                                                                          The Common Crier 
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. 
 
                              February 3 1983 
        
 
                               March 31 1983 
                               Heseltine later became Deputy Prime Minister. He retired from Parliament in 1997. 
 
 
                               April 14 1983 
                               Colonel Bacs can be seen on far right above. 
 
 
                               May 12 1983 
 
 
                                      June 12 1983 
                                      Is this Welford or Greenham?  Looks more like Welford to me. 
 
 
                              July 21 1983 
                              From Common Crier July 21 1983. 
 
                                            August 18 1983   August 18 1983. 
 
 
 
                                September 1 1983 
 
 
                           December 8 1983 
                            December 8 1983 
 
 
                           
                             May 4 1984 
 
 
                             May 4 1984 
 
 
                                 June 1 1984 Man with radio is Scott Duke. 
                                 June 1 1984 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
                          June 1984 
 
                             
                             June 1984 
                             From a June 1984 edition. 
 
                             Taken in Bldg 303 (roof is now gone!)    September 7 1984 
                                                                                           September 7 1984 
 
 
                   October 5 1984               Oct 19 1984 
                   October 5 1984                                                            October 19 1984 
 
 
                         Oct 19 1984    
 
 
                          January 11 1985 
 
 
                          April 19 1985 
                                "Ugliest base I've seen"...Wonder why he said that? 
 
                             June 1985 
                             Verne Orr, another important visitor came in June 1985. 
 
 
                              August 9 1985 
                                August 9 1985 
 
 
                                October 4 1985 
                                Remember the Sherpa planes? Each was named after a base.             October 4 1985 
 
 
                                         January 10 1986                April 26 1986 
                                          January 10 1986                                            April 26 1986 
 
 
                                April 1986 
                                 General Gabriel's visit was covered in the April 26 edition in 1986. 
 
   
                               May 1986May 1986 
                               MSgt Joe Pellerito coordinates an ambush on an exercise (top left) May 1986. 
 
                                
                               From a May 1986 edition. 
 
 
                            June 1986                         June 6 1986 
                            A special edition in June 1986                                   Retirement of CMSgt Ziller, June 6 1986 
 
 
                             Ziller Farewell 1986 
                             CMSgt Erich Ziller retired in June 1986 as SEA to Col. Bacs and lived in Newbury afterwards. 
 
 
                             CMSgt Tezak 1986      
                             From June 6 1986.        
 
 
                                July 11 1986              July 18 1986 
                                July 11 1986                                                       July 18 1986 
 
                            July 1986 
                            The MIA-POW memorial was unveiled on July 4 1986 after a major fundraising campaign. 
 
 
                            August 1 1986              August 15 1986 
                            August 1 1986                                                     August 15 1986 
 
 
                                               Breaking ground on school 1986 
                                               The fine school complex still remains today. 
 
 
                            September 26 1986 
 
 
 
                            New commissary Oct 1986 
  
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. 
 
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