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RAF Menwith Hill

Introduction:

RAF Menwith Hill is situated off the A59 Skipton Road, approximately nine miles west of Harrogate in North Yorkshire and occupies about one square mile of moorland.  The base is owned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and made available to the US Department of Defense (DoD).  As with all sites the Government make available to the United States Visiting Forces (USVF), RAF Menwith Hill is made available under the NATO Status of Forces Agreement of 1951 and additional confidential arrangements.  Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) is entitled to possession of the site and retains control over its use and its facilities, though the administration of the base is the responsibility of the US authorities.  The base comprises family housing, community facilities and high-technology installations and structures set on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales, just outside the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  RAF Menwith Hill works closely with local and national authorities on all matters relating to planning, conservation and the environment.

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Primary Mission

Providing intelligence support for UK, US and allied interests.

The Primary Mission

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Accountability

Public and Parliamentary scrutiny of RAF Menwith Hill is provided

Accountability

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Missile Defence Role

An announcement was made on the 25 July 2007 by the UK Secretary of State for Defence

Missile Defence Role

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UK/US Cooperation

RAF Menwith Hill continues the tradition of cooperation in support of UK, US and allied interests.

UK/US Cooperation

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History

The History of RAF Menwith Hill

History

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