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48th Fighter Wing

Based at RAF Lakenheath (Suffolk), the 48th FW comprises of three fixed wing fighter squadrons (492nd, 493rd and 494th FS) and one rotary (56th Rescue Sqn).

The images in this gallery are my tribute to the American airmen and women of the USAF stationed in the UK. All the aircrew constantly play a vital roll in the defence of freedom and protection from global terrorism.

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  • 'Eagle Pass' 492nd Fighter Squadron F-15E sweeps into the welsh low flying area.
  • 'Reaper Launch' 493rd Fighter Squadron F-15C takes off from the rain soaked runway at RAF Lakenheath.
  • 'Panther Launch' 494th Fighter Squadron F-15E pulling up for a Max Performance take off from RAF Lakenheath.
  • 'Low Pedro' 56 Rescue Squadron HH-60 flying ultra low over a lake while on a training sortie.