Tuesday 1 May 2012

Possible Olympics Missile Site Overlooks Wanstead Flats

Fred Wigg Tower (right)
Following on from the report that the army plan to to site a ground-to-air missile battery on the roof of the private apartment block in Bow, other locations were revealed yesterday - and one is very close to home.

The Fred Wigg tower block in Leytonstone is a landmark for residents of Forest Gate - it is one of the two just off of Harrow Road that look across Wanstead Flats (on the right in the photo above - the other is John Walsh Tower). So as well as having a massive Olympic police station, we may also have a Rapier missile launch site right on our doorstep.

It keeps getting better and better, doesn't it?


kath said...

I thought they'd said missiles were going to come along with the station at the public meeting the police came to? Or rather they didn't deny it when asked.

Anonymous said...

Maybe slightly off topic and apologies for that but...regarding missiles on rooftops, there's this view from Thurrock Alternative Media: http://thuraltmedia.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/buy-now-before-the-boom/

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