I am very grateful to so many of you who have submitted great pictures of life at RAF Greenham Common from the nine years the base was home to the 501st Tactical Missile Wing (1982-1991). My special thanks go to Dennis Meares, Brian Humphries, TSgt Scott Weum, Carl Bokern, Paul Hilton, Kevin Martin and Marvin Ward.
Thanks to Brian Humphries, 1992
Up on the right on Main St was the Fire Station. Brian Humphries 1992.
Base Post Office in 1992
Thanks to Brian Humphries.
Bldg 77 on an exercise
Thanks to Cleo Swan. Can anybody tell me what it was used for?
501st TMW HQ
The command post was also in this building. Thanks to Brian Humphries 1992.
Gate on north west led to Burys Bank Road. Thanks to Dennis Meares.
August 2001 by Webmaster
MoD Police at Greenham in June 1984. Thanks to former MoD Sgt. Kevin Martin.
GLCM Flight Emblems
Does anybody know who designed these?
Apache Flight was painted in Hangar 301, Dog and Cobra in 303.
Thanks to TSgt Scott Weum
Guarding the main gate in 1983
Thanks to Marvin Ward
At Greenham's main gate
Thanks to Marvin Ward, 1983.
A beautiful sight; 12,000 feet of runway...irresistable! Looking west circa 1991.
A C-9 10876 in 1990
Thanks to Paul Hilton
"At a cost of millions".. a worthy price
The Times, Nov 1st 1983 (Just prior to GLCM deployment)
Carl Bokern served as a TEL driver 1985-1988. Thanks to Carl.
A GLCM Vehicle on an exercise
Thanks to Carl Bokern.
A 501st TMW GLCM Crew circa 1986. Thanks to Carl Bokern
Jim Nisbet got back to his roots in Britain!
Thanks to Jim Nisbet.
The south side of the base had some ponds
where the MAN vehicles could be put through their paces.
Thanks to TSgt Scott Weum.
Crane training with a MAN tow truck
Outside Hangar 303. Thanks to TSgt Scott Weum.
Sgt Brian Bowling by MAN
Taken in 1990, thanks to Brian Bowling.
Billy Womack by a Soviet Il-62 in 1988
Taken during a Soviet INF Visit. Thanks to Billy.
Cover of base magazine "The Common Crier" May 1990
A GLCM exercise gets ready to roll. Thanks to Billy Womack
A base firetruck in 1990
Thanks to Paul Hilton
Live Fire Trainer seen in 1992
Installed in September 1986 to train fire crews, it still
remains in place today. Thanks to Brian Humphries.
An invitation to the Dedication of the Greenham Common High School, September 18th 1987.
Thanks to Alan Bovingdon-Cox
The baseball scoreboard remains to this day at Pidgeons Farm.
Common Crier March 15 1991 Booklet from Inactivation
Ceremony on June 4th 1991.
Thanks to Christopher Rounsaville.
I hope you have enjoyed this look back at the years of Greenham Common under the 501st Tactical Missile Wing. Please keep contributing all your great pictures and other material to me and I will do my best to add it to the site. Many thanks for all your contributions.