US announces first F-35 in Europe to be based in the UK




RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk will become home to the first 2 US F-35 fighter jet squadrons in Europe. The US Department of Defense has announced that RAF Lakenheath will become home to the first 2 US F-35 squadrons in Europe with the first aircraft due to arrive in 2020. The announcement is part of the US Government’s review into the American military footprint across Europe. The basing of US F-35s at RAF Lakenheath confirms the American military presence in the UK for the foreseeable futu...
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