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Greenham Common (Incident)

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give details of the incident outside RAF Greenham common on 10 November when two vehicles in a cruise missile convoy were involved in accidents while returning to the base.

There were two separate incidents on the day in question. Neither involved cruise missile launch or control vehicles. In one case, a number of United States military vehicles entering RAF Greenham common by a gate to the north of the airfield had paint thrown at them by protestors outside the gate. In an unrelated incident at the main gate at about the same time, a non-military vehicle struck the gate while entering the base. No serious damage resulted from either incident.