Thousands of protesters encircled the RAF Greenham Common
The protest started on September 5, 1981 when a Welsh group "Women for life on earth" arrived at the RAF Greenham Common
airbase to challenge the deployment of 96 cruise missiles there.
13) Three years later, the first cruise missiles were delivered to RAF Greenham Common on November 14, 1983, to a largely unenthusiastic British public.
RAF Greenham Common, the first deployment site, became the focus of much of the opposition.
RAF Regiment, RAF police, Ministry of Defence police, and civilian police forces all participated in extensive security operations around RAF Greenham Common
in particular, which received its first GLCMs in May 1983.
They were protesting against a NATO decision to site Cruise Missiles at RAF Greenham Common
, which had become a base for the US Airforce.