Royal Air Force (RAF) Alconbury


The Royal Air Force of Alconbury is based in Cambridgeshire, England which is 60 miles from the northern part of London. Now an active unit of the Royal Air Force used to be under the command of the United States Air Force was a non-flying facility. The United States Air Force that is based in Cambrdgeshire has three RAF stations and one of which is the RAF Alconbury.  They are called the “Tri-Base Area” together with RAF Molesworth and RAF Upwood.

The 8th Air Force which was established before the onset of World War 2 is still active and used by the USAF, after the war; it houses the reconnaissance, weather, bomber and fighter wings. The 423d Air Base Group serves as the host installation in RAF Alconbury which is compose of an air base, engineering services, security service and medical services while giving support to the base daily activities and manages the air base services, housing and other facilities. The 423 ABG orderly rooms and the command section are housed in Alconbury with the other support groups plus the facilities which offers recreation facilities for the military men and dependents of the Tri-Base Area.

RAF Alconbury also housed the 501st Combat Support Wing whose role is to oversees that all the UK bases of the United States are fully equipped, sustained and trained perfectly to be at par in answering to the needs of NATo and United States war fighters flying deployment, global command, theater munitions movements and the communications for the deployed missions, supports for the joint training and theater intelligence operations.

The 501st Combat Support Wing and the 8th Air Base Group provide support to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and Joint Analysis Center both of which are intelligence agency of the military which monitors in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

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Military veteran who spent most if his active military career outside US and never made back and currently lives in Europe but still haven't lost passion about military forces.

One Response to Royal Air Force (RAF) Alconbury

  1. robert L Jones May 27, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

    Hello and Greetings: We are Americans living in France and will currently be visiting England next week and wondering if a tour of your Air Force bases is allowed.
    Regards Robert Jones
    17945 s e 104 terrace
    Summerfield Fl. 34491

    15 rue de lEtang
    Boismorand France. thank you for your reply

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