The airfield, which is still in use as a United States Air Forces in Europe operated base, was built beginning in 1940, initially as a decoy airfield.In the post war period it was used initially as an RAF base with operational command transferring to the USAF in 1948.Wangford is located around 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Lakenheath and 3 miles (4.8 km) south-west of Brandon, close to the A1065 road.A hoard of 3000 silver and bronze coins, dating from the reign of the Roman Emperor Gallienus (AD 253-68), was discovered in a jar on Wangford Heath.In the early hours of Saturday morning Ms Bear and her partner were in Norwich when they got a text from their neighbour telling them to return home.When they arrived home at around 1.15am, she said there were more than 50 servicemen in her “tiny” holiday let.
The western edge of the parish was used as part of the site of RAF Lakenheath during the Second World War.
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Base(s): Naval Base Guam, Andersen Air Force Base Best reason to be stationed there: The snorkeling and diving -- it's considered some of the best in the world.
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