Mildenhall Air Fete 1991
RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk is operated by the United States Air Force and hosts a big military airshow over the two days of the Spring Bank Holiday.
1991 was the 15th annual event and included rare displays by the heaviest metal in the USAF inventory including the B1 and B52 bombers, the C5 Galaxy and C141 Starlifter transports and Mildenhall’s own KC135’s tankers.
Fast Jets included the F15,F16, Tornado and Mirage 2000.
The RAF’s Shackleton made one of its last ever appearances contrasting poignantly with displays by the E3A AWAACS and Nimrod.
Mildenhall ’91 will be remembered particularly for the static display of aircraft, many with crews, that had taken part in the Gulf conflict.
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