Bases of the United States Air Force in the United Kingdom: RAF Alconbury, RAF Mildenhall, RAF Greenham Common, RAF Molesworth

9781155518008: Bases of the United States Air Force in the United Kingdom: RAF Alconbury, RAF Mildenhall, RAF Greenham Common, RAF Molesworth

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 69. Chapters: RAF Alconbury, RAF Mildenhall, RAF Molesworth, RAF Greenham Common, MDPGA Wethersfield, RAF Lakenheath, RAF Upper Heyford, RAF Bentwaters, RAF Chelveston, United States Air Force in the United Kingdom, RAF Upwood, RAF Woodbridge, RAF Welford, RAF Croughton, RAF Manston, RAF Fairford, RAF Burtonwood, RAF Shepherds Grove, RAF Feltwell, RAF Barkway, RAF Chicksands, RAF Barford St John, RAF Blenheim Crescent, RAF Sturgate, RAF Bruntingthorpe. Excerpt: RAF Alconbury is an active Royal Air Force station in Cambridgeshire, England. The airfield is adjacent to the Stukeleys and located about 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Huntingdon; about 60 miles (97 km) north of London. Opened in 1938, it is currently a non-flying facility under the control of the United States Air Force. It is one of three RAF stations in Cambridgeshire currently used by the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). Alconbury, along with RAF Molesworth and RAF Upwood are considered the "Tri-Base Area" due to their close geographic proximity, and interdependency. Except for a period of inactivity between 1945 and 1951, the station has been continuously in use. RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth are the last World War II-era Eighth Air Force bases in England that are still actively in use and controlled by the United States Air Force. The host unit at RAF Alconbury is the 423d Air Base Group (423 ABG) which supplies host unit services for Alconbury as well as RAF Molesworth and RAF Upwood. The 423 ABG also provides services to the 426th Air Base Squadron at Sola Air Station, Stavanger, Norway. The group comprises six squadrons-security forces and civil engineer, air base, medical and services-and supports tenant units. It manages the daily activities in the community and maintains all facilities, services, and housing. Its primary mission is support for th...

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