RAF Neatishead (UK)
Part of the former ‘Chain Home’ defence system in the UK, RAF Neatishead played a important role in World Wars and through the Cold War. The station motto was Caelum Tuemur, meaning “We Watch over the Sky”. The station crest depicts the lowered head of a horned bull and relates to the origins of the word “Neatishead”.
On the same site is a R3 Nuclear Bunker which formed part of the UK’s NBC (Nuclear, biological and Chemical warfare) reporting complexes.
Since 2006, the RAF site has become a remote radio head and the land sold for electrical production using solar. The R3 Nuclear Bunker remains for sale.
Full history here
My wife (Julie Horne) and I spent two and half years working at this Radar Station as ADO’s from October 1958 to March 1961 before moving to RAF Bawdsey until demob and marriage in June 1961, After 58yrs we are still together. Julie 79 and Keith 83. We now live in Australia since 1969.
Harry L Hooker, i spent time at NEATISHEAD whilst living at RAF Coltishall then posted to RAF Bawdsey. Demob saw me off to Saudi Arabia. I spent 25yrs in Soouth Affrica, came back to the UK in 1999. I am divorced with 2 sons , one in the UK, one here in the UK, the other in RSA. I am 85yrs young.