HF antenna field, USAF Barford St. John, May 2019


USAF Barford St. John

‘CroughtonWatch’ is a monitoring campaign devoted to USAF Croughton in Northamptonshire, and its outstation, Barford St. John, in Oxfordshire – part of a global electronic communications, control and surveillance network that projects American military power across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

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USAF Barford St. John is USAF Croughton’s high-frequency (HF) transmitter annex – located six miles west of the main site. There is very little activity at the site, which is largely automated, and controlled remotely via a point-to-point microwave link. For most of the year though the site is continuously patrolled… by sheep!

USAF Barford St. John main building, 2016 (Bloxham church in distance)

For information on the site and its military byelaws, click here.

For information on visiting the site, click here.

For information about the main USAF Croughton site, click here.