What is RAF Fairford?
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What happens at RAF Fairford?
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RAF Fairford made the news headlines in 2003 when it was home to B-52s operating in Operation Iraqi Freedom, in 1998 when B-1Bs and B-52s took part in operations over Kosovo and again in 1990 when B-52s took part in Operation Desert Storm. There were also U-2s deployed in 1995 as part of operations over the former Yugoslavia.
|Where is RAF Fairford?
RAF Fairford is in the south central region of the UK in an area known as the Cotswolds, approximately 100 miles west of the capital London, 40 miles south of Oxford, 15 miles north of Swindon and 5 miles north of Cirencester. The Cotswolds are a hilly region where the local stone has influenced building design over the centuries and provided visitors with picture landscapes to see. RAF Mildenhall and Lakenheath, the two larger USAF bases in the UK, are about a 2 and a half hour drive away and RAF Croughton is about an hour’s drive.
Why come to RAF Fairford?
RAF Fairford has at the most 500 Americans based and living in the area, sufficient to make the local community feel and enjoy your presence but not enough to make them feel over-powered by Americans and lose interest in your residence. You’ll find the local shops and pubs, just minutes walk from the base, welcome you and feel proud to be your hosts.
Seeing England couldn’t be easier once you’re at Fairford. Almost all of the major sights that people think up when they think of England are within a 90 minute drive of the base, many are much closer. Oxford, Stratford, London, Stonehenge and Cambridge are just some of the popular destinations, all of which are a simple drive or train journey away.