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Welcome to the Liberty Wing! RAF Lakenheath is located in Forest Heath District of Suffolk County in East Anglia, England. The base is about 80 miles northeast of London and about 25 miles northeast of Cambridge. The nearest towns are Lakenheath, with around 8,200 residents, and Brandon with around 8,800 residents. Both towns offer shopping, dining and leisure opportunities.  

Other nearby towns and cities nearby include Thetford, Bury St. Edmunds, Ipswich and Cambridge. RAF Mildenhall and Mildenhall village are approximately seven miles away. RAF Feltwell and the village of Feltwell are approximately eight miles away. The surrounding area is mostly flat with very few hills and is largely farmland with the wetlands (known as The Fens) to the north. 

RAF Lakenheath Base Page

Click to visit official RAF Lakenheath webpage.


RAF Mildenhall Base Page

Click to visit the official RAF Mildenhall webpage.

Newcomer's Guide

For the guide for people new to our community click the following link:  Newcomers guide to Lakenheath