Different view of Menwith Hill

Item on Mirror Newspaper

Description of secrecy and 37 thirty feet high golf balls at Menwith Hill.

Menwith Hill was built in the 1950s and is one of the United States’ largest surveillance operations abroad. It was leased to the Americans during the height of the Cold War, and while it is also used by Britain’s GCHQ, the US have continued to operate from it.

In recent years its focus has been on terror with leaked documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden showing that Menwith Hill was a base for operations in the Middle East. But now with tensions having once again escalated with Russia, it is likely that it is being used in that area, as was its original purpose.

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