Between August 1958 and August 1963 there were up to 60 Thor missiles based in the east of England.
Each missile carried a 1.44MT thermonuclear warhead (the Hiroshima bomb was 0.15MT).
There were four groups of five locations with three missiles at each location.
Each missile was (theoretically) at 15 minutes readiness to launch.
The four 'Wing HQs" each with four satellite 'Flights' were operational in the following order:
Throughout the website the following initials are used: