RAF Menwith Hill - History
The History of RAF Menwith Hill
RAF Menwith Hill was opened in 1960 as “Menwith Hill Station”. It was administered by the US Army Security Agency and was staffed by US Army personnel. DoD civilians joined the station in 1966 when administrative control of the site transferred to the DoD. Throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s both the infrastructure and the number of personnel at the site continued to expand. In February 1996, the site was renamed RAF Menwith Hill to bring it into line with other RAF sites made available to the USVF in the UK, and administrative control of the site reverted to the US Army. In July 2002, administrative and logistic responsibility transferred from the US Army to the US Air Force who already provides a similar service to other establishments made available to the USVF in the UK.