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1.RAF / US / Feltwell

Last modified: 12 Apr 2021, submitted by: Joker

Country: United Kingdom    Region: Norfolk

Latitude: 52° 28' 45" N     Longitude: 0° 31' 12" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


RAF Feltwell. 5228'46"N 031'2"E Former WW2 bomberbase.
Post war RAF Thor Missiles were stationed 1958-1963.
After departure of the Thor missiles in 1963, the RAF's Officer Cadet Training Unit was based on the station.
Between 1989-2003 it hosted the USAF's 5th Space Surveillance Squadron (5 SPSS) a subordinate unit of USAF 21st Ops Group (21 OG) and 21st Space Wing (21 SW), 5 SPSS was part of USAF's Passive Space Surveillance Network tracking the physical location of emitting satellites in orbit.

Currently RAF Feltwell is hosting
- USAF 18th Intelligence Sq Detachment 4; a USAF space control intelligence organization located at Wright-Patterson Airbase, Ohio with other geographically separated detachments.
- USAF Airman Leadership School for USAF personnel in the UK
- US Army and Air Force Exchange Service's
- the Middle School for Lakenheath and Mildenhall.
- housing estate for USAF personnel stationed at RAF Mildenhall

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