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RAF Mildenhall

RAF Mildenhall is a Royal Air Force station located at Mildenhall in Suffolk. Despite its status as an RAF station, it primarily supports United States Air Force operations. It is currently the home of the 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW).  100th ARW has served as the lone air refueling wing for U.S. Air Forces in Europe. RAF Mildenhall and nearby RAF Lakenheath are the two main U.S. Air Force-operated bases in the UK.

The 501st Combat Support Wing, based at RAF Mildenhall, is a non-flying unit that provides administration and operation of the various smaller Air Force units scattered across the UK - Air  RAF Croughton, RAF Alconbury and RAF Fairford.


The following units are also based at RAF Mildenhall - The 352d Special Operation Group (Air Force component for Special Operations Command Europe), The 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, The 488th Intelligence Squadron, The 727th Air Mobility Squadron and FISCSI Det Mildenhall.


The information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet:  acknowledgements are due to MOD Website,  RAF WebsiteUSAF, HIVE website, & Wikipedia
The site is intended to be an impartial and useful source of information about the Forces Base and surrounding area for members of HM Armed Forces and those of USAF, their families and civilians working on the Base. There should be nothing of a sensitive nature as everything here is readily available on the internet.  If you spot anything that is out of date or just plain wrong, please contact us