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Greenham Common Control Tower to be kept for community

It was once home to an American nuclear tactical strike squadron, but now work is underway to transform a former control tower in Berkshire into a visitor centre.

The building on the edge of Greenham Common has been disused since the airbase closed in 1993.

The local parish council is behind the new project but as Mel Bloor explains, they've got a big job ahead of them.

Interviewee: Tony Forward, Chairman of Greenham Parish Council.

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Princess Anne dedicates war memorial to US servicemen killed in Berkshire

Princess Anne at Greenham Common
Princess Anne dedicates a memorial to US servicemen in Berkshire

Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, is at Greenham Common in Berkshire today to dedicate a new memorial to American servicemen. Many were based at the area's airbase during the Second World War. Nearly fifty of them were killed in two seperate accidents above the site in December 1944.

Greenham Common memorial
New memorial at the Greenham Common Airbase site

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