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RAF Mildenhall

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RAF Mildenhall is a Royal Air Force station in Suffolk, England. It is currently used by the United States Air Force.

RAF Mildenhall opened on October 16 1934. King George V reviewed 350 aircraft there in 1935 on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee.

During World War II Mildenhall became a bomber station, flying Vickers Wellingtons, Short Stirlings and Avro Lancasters. It was also the headquarters of 3 Group Bomber Command.

From 1950 Mildenhall became home to bombers and later tanker aircraft of the United States Air Force.

RAF Mildenhall was, until 2003, the home of the largest military-sponsored airshow in Europe, when it was cancelled because of increasing operational requirements.

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