AIR DE­FENCE MU­SEUM UP­DATES

EDP Norfolk - - THE MARDLER -

Horn­ing’s RAF Air De­fence Mu­seum has been busy up­dat­ing its of­fer­ing. It now has a room de­voted to the Blood­hound sur­face to air mis­sile dis­play, a ra­dio and com­mu­ni­ca­tions room plus a Tor­nado cock­pit. The new room has been cre­ated at the mu­seum to tell the story of the Blood­hound mis­sile sys­tem which pro­tected the UK’s nu­clear de­ter­rent, the V-bomber and Thor mis­sile bases from air at­tack. The mu­seum has one of the sur­viv­ing mis­siles on dis­play.

The new ra­dio and com­mu­ni­ca­tions room has an ar­ray of vin­tage equip­ment from telex and tick­er­tape ma­chines and other equip­ment used to com­mu­ni­cate with fighter com­mand as well as field­based ma­chines.

Also new is the re­stored nu­clear reporting cell, which tells the story of how the base was used in the Cold War to warn and track a po­ten­tial nu­clear at­tack .

Blood­hounds like this were based in Nor­folk

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