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Homes for sale with a wartime history – in pictures


Peaceful Heyford Park was once at the centre of cold war hostilities. Adopted by the US air force in 1950, the RAF base was home to strategic bombers and spy planes. In 1962, when the then USSR tried to position missiles on Cuba, Heyford was put on “reflex alert” which meant a nuclear missile strike could be launched in 15 minutes. The 1,200-acre site is now a new village six miles from Bicester. There are 700 three-, four-, five- and six-bedroom homes along with shops, warehouses, workshops and lab space. From £399,950. Dorchester Living, 01869 640 174



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