The cruise missile that nearly killed me
My memories of Greenham Common in 1984
As peace protesters commemorate their march to Greenham Common 40 years ago, I am reminded of how close I came to being the first person killed by a cruise missile.
It was April 1984 and I was an all-purpose general reporter for BBC Radio News. Campaigners had been camped outside RAF Greenham Common, a US airbase in Berkshire, since September 1981. Some …