RAF Mildenhall – Suffolk, United Kingdom

Officially opened in 1934, RAF Mildenhall hosted 350 aircraft when King George V visited during his Silver Jubilee in 1935. During World War II, aircrews launched more than 8,000 sorties from the base, flying Wellington, Short Stirling and Avro Lancaster bombers. As the Korean conflict began in 1950, the base was made available to the United States Air Force for B-29 Superfortresses of the Strategic Air Command. Most recently, it has hosted units from the USAF Air Combat Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Mobility Command and United States Air Forces in Europe, as well as United States Navy units.

 

Flash product used at RAF Mildenhall

The Royal Air Force employs FTS 800 voltage driven L-849 unidirectional airport lighting to keep airspace safe.