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RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Finty » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:02 pm

Rivet Joints to remain at Mildenhall


https://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/new ... 942QbDxrF4
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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Vulcan74 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:11 pm

Well has confirmed what many thought!

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Brave New World » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:33 am

Finty wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:02 pm
Rivet Joints to remain at Mildenhall


https://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/new ... 942QbDxrF4
So basically RAF and USAF Rivet Joints will now both be based at Mildenhall, whilst all other units will remain, with the potential to upgrade the base.

Fairford will be upgraded in relation to DAB's, as well as improvements, and infrastructure upgrade work continues at Lakenheath in relation to the arrival of the F-35's.

Molesworth has a planning permission application for a new intelligence 25,000 m2 two storey building housing for 1,750 intelligence staff and Alconbury will remain as the support hub to Molesworth.

Croughton is to have a new gate and some new radomes.

Lossiemouth is becoming a much more important facility in relation to the Northern Gap and Russian ambitions in the Arctic region.

Waddington is going to be the central hub for UAV operations, as well as hosting the Red Arrows.

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by CHINOOKER » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:49 pm

Biden has just made his first foreign policy speech in which he has “reversed” the withdrawal of some US military forces from Germany, as proposed by Trump!. Be interesting how this plays out with the future of Mildenhall and other US assets in Europe.

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Fighterfoto » Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:14 pm

Can anyone direct me to where there’s been an announcement re the RAF basing its RJs at Mildenhall, or where this comes from?

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:09 am

I seem to recall it was the comical Lincolnshire Live webnews article from the day they announced Wedgetails were going to Lossie...


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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Pricey » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:03 pm

Would be cool to get some F-35's coming over Birmingham (via SAPCO) on the way to Wales !!

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Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Post by Finty » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:52 pm

Pricey wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:03 pm
Would be cool to get some F-35's coming over Birmingham (via SAPCO) on the way to Wales !!
Indeed. I’ve missed chances to photograph the B over Brum but I reckon I’ve got a better chance of seeing an A from here than the B.
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