RAF Feltwell Independence Day celebrations cancelled for security reasons

A previous year's July 4 celebrations. Picture: U.S. Air Force by Airman 1st Class Cory D. Payne.

A previous year's July 4 celebrations. Picture: U.S. Air Force by Airman 1st Class Cory D. Payne. - Credit: Archant

The Independence Day celebrations at RAF Feltwell have been cancelled at the last minute due to security reasons.

RAFs Lakenheath and Mildenhall have called off the fourth of July events scheduled for July 3-4 at RAF Feltwell because of local threat assessments.

Col. David Eaglin, 48th Fighter Wing vice commander, said: “While we were certainly looking forward to this year’s celebration and hosting the US and UK communities at RAF Feltwell, we have to put public safety first and foremost.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused, and we will continue to work with our UK counterparts - both military and civilian - to make sure we keep our airmen and the local communities safe.”