AIR DEFENCE MUSEUM UPDATES
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