The slides are in a bunch marked as Lakenheath but I have my suspisions that some may be elsewhere, which may include UH. So I am not sure. It also includes air-to-air shots of F111s and I have no idea how we ended up with those. The photographer is long deseased.
I lived in Northwold, just over the border in Norfolk, between 1979 and 1985 and the airspace in that part of the world could get quite congested at times! As well as the F111's from Lakenheath, there were the A10 Warthogs, Harriers, Jaguars, Victors & Vulcans (and then the Tornadoes) that regularly overflew the area.
My father was a coach driver for Carters of Foulden, and one of the contract runs was to take civilian workers on the bases at Lakenheath & Mildenhall. I remember security being very tight during the various Libyan raids and also during the Falklands conflict. On top of all that, there were the contract runs for workers through the Stanford Battle Area.
All in all, as a teenager with a love for all things military, it wasn't a bad place to be!
I remember being at the last Lakenheath airshow in 1992, and as this was the year when the F-15E's took over, they had a joint display with them and the departing F-111's. As you can imagine, it was quite some display, and very noisy, yet somehow my brother, who was 3 at the time slept through the whole thing sat in his buggy!
My aunt married a yank who was on armaments section with the 48thTFW and he was there from 1990 to 94 or so, I always prefered watching n listening to the 111s from there house on base, you could just seem them through the trees on climb out. I was also at that last airshow, had a sit in a cockpit pod. Would love one of them...
I never saw or heard of any memorial to 149sqn and 199sqn, does anyone know if theres some planned? Shame if there isnt. I also dont recall the eagle sqn flying from there.
Bit here that was on TV a few weeks ago on the base;
Major construction contract announced:
Type of document: Contract award
Country: United Kingdom
GB-Waterbeach: Construction work.
Section I: Contracting Authority
Title: GB-Waterbeach: Construction work.
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Defence Estates, DE
Stirling House, Denny End Road,, Waterbeach, CB5 9QB, United Kingdom
Tel. 01223 255 187, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attn: Nikki FitzGerald
I.2)Type Of The Contracting Authority And Main Activity Or Activities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No
Section II: Object Of The Contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Construction of F15C Squadron Operations and Aircraft Maintenance Uint at RAF Lakenheath
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works:
Design and Execution
Main site or location of works:
Region Codes: UKH14 - Suffolk
II.1.3)The notice involves:
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Construction work. Purpose of the project is to construct a new consolidated facility of 4266 gross sq metres, integrating both squadron operations and aircraft maintenance functions from existing facilities.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary:
45000000 - Construction work.
II.1.6)Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No
II.2)Total Final Value Of Contract(s)
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Type Of Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Restricted
IV.2.1)Award criteria: The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:
Criteria - Weighting
Understanding of Works Contractors Brief and Design Proposals, Risk Analysis, Proof of Compliance Plan - 45.0
Method Statements and Programme - 25.0
Supply Chain (Management and Members) and Key Personnel and Resources - 25.0
Health and Safety - 5.0
IV.2.2)An electronic auction has been used: No
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority: CT/INT21/13315
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No
Section V: Award Of Contract
1: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided
V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 27/02/2010
V.2)Number Of Offers Received: 7
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: Kier Regional Ltd
Postal address: 53 South Brink
Postal code: PE14 0RQ
Country: United Kingdom
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract
Excluding VAT: Yes
V.5)The Contract Is Likely To Be Sub-Contracted: No
Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1) Contract Related To A Project And/Or Programme Finanaced By Community Funds: No
Advertising Regime OJEU:- These contract opportunities are published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin. The award of any subsequent contract arising from such requirements is subject to the Public Contract Regulations 2006. Where advertising is necessary in the OJEU and the DCB, the content of the two adverts must be exactly the same.
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals: Not Provided
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
VI.4)Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 02/03/2010
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