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  • united kingdom RAF Lakenheath

    Lakenheath, Suffolk, England

    United Kingdom





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    7.0222EGUN RAF Mildenhall, England
    17.0115EGXH RAF Honington, England
    17.5050 STANTA, England
    22.3151EGB54 West Suffolk Hospital, England
    23.1141 Rougham, England
    26.7359EGYM RAF Marham, England



    1941 to present

    52° 24' 29.87'' N - 0° 33' 24.00'' E
    Suffolk, England.
    ICAO: EGULIATA: LKZ
    Elevation: 32 feet





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    List of units at RAF Lakenheath

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    2015/18US 57th ARRSS-55 H-19
    2006/18US 56th RQSS-70 H-60 1992/   




    RAF Lakenheath News


    USAFE Pave Hawks Relocates to Aviano, 15-May-18 : US Air Force Europe rescue squadrons, the 56th RQS flying the HH-60G Pave Hawk with their PJ associate unit 57th RQS moved from RAF Lakenheath to Aviano, Italy as announced in November 2015

    57th Rescue Squadron named RQS of the year, 12-Oct-16 : The 57th Rescue Squadron has been named the ‘2015-2016 Rescue Squadron of the Year’ by the “That Others May Live” Foundation

    USAF PJs in CSAR Demo at RAF Lakenheath, 22-Apr-16 : RAF Lakenheath new drop zone was the scenario for USAF 48th Security Forces Squadron, the 56th and 57th Rescue Squadron showcasing pararescuemen (PJs) in a CSAR demonstration from Pave Hawk helicopter

    USAF Lakenheath Squadrons to Relocate to Aviano, 05-Nov-15 : U.S. Air Force announced that 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons (RQS), 5 HH-60G and PJs respectively totalling 350 personnel, from RAF Lakenheath, UK are relocating to Aviano Air Base, Italy in 2017

    USAF Pave Hawks Training with RAF Tornados, 13-Mar-15 : 31 Squadron RAF exchange pilots train in combat search and rescue (CSAR), and specifically the role of the RAF Tornado GR-4 in on-scene command, with RAF Lakenheath based USAF Pave Hawks

    19-Feb-15 - 57th RQS Activation





    List of aircraft and events at RAF Lakenheath

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    By Date | By Serial

    DatesOrg/TypeUnit
    1999-oct-06 VisitingAviation Légère de la Force Terrestre SA318C A50
    1999-oct-06 VisitingAviation Légère de la Force Terrestre SA318C A75
    1999-oct-07 VisitingRNoAF MK43A 189
    2008-feb-01 HH-60G 89-26208 / LN
    2010-jul-16 HH-60G 89-26208 / LN
    2011 tail code LN56th RQS HH-60G 89-26206
    2011-mar-14 HH-60G 89-26212 / LN
    2012-mar-21 HH-60G 89-26212 / LN
    2012-jun-28 HH-60G 88-26109 / LN
    2012-oct-30 HH-60G 89-26206 / LN
    2013-dec-05 HH-60G 88-26109 / LN
    2014-mar 56th RQS HH-60G 91-26353
    2014-oct-02 HH-60G 89-26206
    2015-jan-16 56th RQS HH-60G 89-26212
    2015-mar-13 USAF HH-60G 89-26208
    2016-mar-31 HH-60G 89-26206 / LN
    2016-apr-21 56th RQS HH-60G 89-26206
    2018-nov-15 17 sq MRH A109BA H31
    2018-nov-15 17 sq MRH A109BA H35
    2018-nov-15 17 sq MRH A109BA H44



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