graham luxton wrote:Doubt if all the squadrons will be there together. Think the 2 F-35 squadrons will have Lakenheath as their main base but will replace 2 of USAFEs F-16 squadrons deploying/rotating to other locations as required, to fill in for the Fighting Falcons eventual withdrawal.
This reminds me of the `Cold War` days when UK based F-100's were routinely rotated to Aviano and bases in Turkey and remember many times when Lakenheath only had 2 Hun squadrons in situ.
Reading the Stars and Stripes article suggests that they will be alongside each other. Once the F35's are fully operational that may change. At least the 493rd are here for a few more years by the look of it. The F15-C's are very useful to have around, and out and out fighters still have a role to play yet.
There is a significant amount of construction work scheduled and with the 56th moving that provides some extra space.
Still hoping to see some of all five Sqaudrons Aircraft lining up at the Brandon Road end for take off, even if only for a couple of years.