I am nearly sure the US never used knock. I was talking to a few people shortly after it opened and they seemed fairly certain extra runwayI often wondered about that mad priest who wanted to build his own runway.
It makes sense now that I know the US military were interested in using it for covert reasons: they already have Shannon for refueling and transporting some unfortunate bastards to Guantanamo. Did the US military invest into Knock? Have they ever used it?
That table machine at 16mins in is some epic contraption: it's forming the barrel of the gun, yes?
was was ordered by the Americans. I did not pay much heed of it at the time, its just that now I remember it . The word was that the Irish government
agreed Knock would only be used in the event of war and then only for medical purposes, not war purposes.
I don't know myself, I am just posting the word on the street at that time. I had friends in that area.