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  1. Is RAF Woodbridge still active?
  2. Is RAF Woodbridge abandoned?
  3. When did RAF Bentwaters close?
  4. What RAF bases are in Suffolk?
  5. Can you visit RAF Woodbridge?
  6. When did RAF Bawdsey close?
  7. Is RAF Bentwaters still active?
  8. Is RAF Alconbury closing?
  9. Is there a US Air Force base in the UK?
  10. Are there any RAF bases left in Germany?
  11. What is the biggest RAF base in the UK?
  12. Which RAF bases are closing?
  13. What is Bawdsey Manor now?

Is RAF Woodbridge still active?

The last A-10 aircraft departed Woodbridge on 14 August 1993, and the airfield was closed as a US military facility. The 81st Tactical Fighter Wing was inactivated on 1 July 1993.

Is RAF Woodbridge abandoned?

A series of stunning pictures reveal an abandoned airbase in the heart of Suffolk which has been left to rot for 24 years since it was abandoned by the United States Airforce after the Cold War.

When did RAF Bentwaters close?

Bentwaters was formally closed on 1st July 1993, after the deactivation of the 81st TFW. This ended the American presence at the base which had lasted just over 42 years.

What RAF bases are in Suffolk?

THE STATION

RAF Honington in Suffolk is the home of RAF Force Protection who are responsible for protecting the RAF at home and abroad. The Station hosts initial and further training for the RAF Regiment and specialist training for the RAF's entire Force Protection capability.

Can you visit RAF Woodbridge?

The museum is open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month as well as Bank Holiday Mondays, from April 2022. Outside the museum is our shop and snack bar, serving a selection of hot & cold drinks and cakes, but due to it currently being refurbished it is not open in April and May 2022.

When did RAF Bawdsey close?

Thirty years ago, on Monday 25 March 1991, the RAF left RAF Bawdsey for the final time and marked the occasion with a moving closing down ceremony. It's hard to imagine the impact on the world that the technology developed at Bawdsey would have when a handful of scientists moved, quietly, to Bawdsey Manor in 1936.

Is RAF Bentwaters still active?

The last A-10 aircraft departed Bentwaters on 23 March 1993, and the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing was inactivated on 1 July 1993. With the inactivation, the USAF returned control of Bentwaters to the Ministry of Defence. Currently, Bentwaters airfield is inactive as a military facility.

Is RAF Alconbury closing?

It was announced by The Pentagon on 8 January 2015 that RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth would be closing by 2020. Most of the units at Alconbury and Molesworth will be moved to RAF Croughton, along with the personnel.

Is there a US Air Force base in the UK?

RAF Lakenheath Air Force in Lakenheath, United Kingdom

Royal Air Force Lakenheath is a RAF military base that is run and operated by the US Air Force. It exclusively hosts American troops. It is located in Suffolk, in the eastern part of the United Kingdom.

Are there any RAF bases left in Germany?

RAF Germany was disbanded as a separate command in 1993 as part of the reduction of British Armed Forces presence in Europe at the cessation of the Cold War. The remaining RAF forces in Germany ceased to be a separate command, and instead became No 2 Group RAF, part of RAF Strike Command.

What is the biggest RAF base in the UK?

RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire is the largest RAF Station with approximately 5,800 Service Personnel, 1,200 contractors and 300 civilian staff. The Station is home to the RAF's Strategic and Tactical Air Transport (AT) and Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) forces, as well as host to many lodger and reserve units.

Which RAF bases are closing?

RAF Alconbury (Cambridgeshire), in use by the USAF, will be closed in 2024. All personnel and units will be transferred to RAF Croughton (Northamptonshire). RAF Croughton is in use as a United States Air Force communications station. In 2026, RAF Colerne (Wiltshire) will be disposed of.

What is Bawdsey Manor now?

Since 1990. The Manor, grounds, and associated buildings were used from 1994 to 2016 to house Alexanders College, a boarding and day school for children from ages 11 to 18. The Transmitter Block is a museum, with limited opening hours, and was featured in the BBC Restoration programme.

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