74 – A visit to RAF Burtonwood

I’m here today at the RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre, near Warrington in the UK. Based on what was once the largest and longest-running military airbase in Britain. The Heritage Centre was established to preserve and uphold the history of the men, women and activities that occurred here. Now many of our fans are the proud … Read more

65 – A tour of F-111 base RAF Upper Heyford

In this episode we visit RAF Upper Heyford for a photography tour for Cold War enthusiasts … The episode is in three parts, the first is some audio from the tour, followed by an interview with Ric Batson a former member of the USAF 20th Security Police Squadron and tour guide as well as an … Read more

62 – Disarming Doomsday

  In this episode we speak with Dr Becky-Alexis Martin who is a lecturer in Cultural and Political Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University and author of Disarming Doomsday – The Human Impact of Nuclear Weapons since Hiroshima. Buy the book on the link below and help support the podcast: [amazon_link asins=’0745339204′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’worldwar2pill-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’e2e1fcf3-8108-4e55-a534-a2ca1c3811f7′] … Read more

30 – Visit to a UK nuclear monitoring post

Welcome to Cold War Conversations episode 30 which is a fascinating visit I made to the Rushton Spencer Royal Observer Corps nuclear monitoring post in Staffordshire in the UK. The equipment used in today’s episode has kindly been provided by our supporters who make monthly donations via Patreon – a special thanks to all of … Read more

24 – West German Nuclear Monitoring System

  Welcome to episode 24 of Cold War Conversations. Today’s episode. We’re talking about the Cold War nuclear monitoring system in West Germany. Todays guest is Mirko Krumm who managed the preservation of a Warning Bunker in West Germany. West Germany had a number of Nuclear Warning Bunkers dotted around the country. Mirko describes the … Read more

19 – Able Archer & the War Scare of 1983

  Welcome to episode 19 of Cold War Conversations Today we’re talking to Francesca Akhtar who holds a  BA Hons in American Studies with 1st class honours  from Canterbury Christ Christ Church University in Kent, and a Masters degree in US history & Politics from the Institute of the Americas, University College London. Her main research … Read more

18 – Greenham Common – an iconic British nuclear airbase

Welcome to episode 18 of Cold War Conversations RAF Greenham Common opened in 1942 and was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War and the United States Air Force during the Cold War. The airfield is probably best known, certainly in the UK,  for … Read more

Episode 11 – Observing Armageddon

Welcome to Episode 11 of Cold War Conversations. Today we’re covering a British Cold War civil defence unit called the Royal Observer Corps. We’re talking to Alistair McCann who has preserved a Royal Observer Corps monitoring post as a museum in Northern Ireland. We talk about the museum, the difficulties of the Northern Ireland Royal Observer … Read more