The Cold War is over, but task remains
The Cold War Years from the end of WW2 to 1991 were a very tense and busy time, especially for the RAF and its Air Defence elements. These comprised fighters, missiles airborne radar aircraft, refuelling tanker aircraft and a complex radar-based Command and Control System.
RAF Neatishead, the base of our Museum, was a key element in this advanced interlinked system for both the UK and with the NATO equivalents. The whole system covered from the North Cape of Norway, Central Europe and into the Mediterranean.
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum will give you a comprehensive insight into how Cold War Air Defence Operations were conducted. The Cold War Room in the Museum is the Operations Room in virtually its original unchanged state. A visit to the Museum is an unrivalled chance to see this first hand, absorb the atmosphere and get a first-hand feel for those tense times.