§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is intended that one flight of the cruise missiles to be stationed at RAF Greenham Common will be on alert with warheads armed at all times.
§ Mr. Pattie
Like many of NATO's operational forces, a proportion of the cruise missile force will be maintained at a high state of readiness. It has been the long-standing practice neither to confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear warheads at any specific location.523W
In the case of cruise missiles, the warhead would not be finally armed until the missile was fired and was within a short distance of its target.