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Cold War Quick Reaction Alert Hangar and English Electric Lightning Interceptors

As soon as the Second World War finished, the period known as the Cold War began. The fear and threat of nuclear war dominated the world for 40 years. Britain had developed its own nuclear deterrent which in the event of war would be delivered by RAF V bombers, the Valiant, Vulcan and Victor.

In the early 1950s it became apparent that RAF Fighter Commands first generation jet fighters, the Meteo…