Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Where Eagles Dare

19th November 2013

It was forecast to be a bright and sunny day so Andy Johnson and I set off for Lakenheath with no particular targets in mind. Like everywhere else at the moment it was very quiet, but we did manage to see a Bittern in flight, 5 Marsh Harriers and a couple of Kingfishers. We also saw some eagles. No, not the feathered variety but some some metal ones flying out of RAF Lakenheath.

Despite the name RAF Lakenheath, it is in fact a United States Air Force base, hence the use of American F15 Eagle fighter jets. As the airfield is based on UK soil, it must be registered as a Royal Air Force base.

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