Ian Brown opened the RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre in August 2019 inside the Wicken Green Rural Center, which was even visited by the late Queen.

This has now relocated to the neighbouring building, which was a chapel in the 1950s for those living at the airbase, with a launch event on Sunday, May 5 2024 from 9.30am to 4pm.

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Special guests will include the Mildenhall Honor Guard and TV personality Bruce Crompton from Combat Dealers and all are welcome.

The Mildenhall Honor Guard at the last event at the RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre's original home (Image: RSHC)

The larger space will include new displays, a café offering homemade cakes and an American sweet shop.

RAF Sculthorpe was open from 1943 until 1992 and it was one of the largest and most strategically important American airbases in the country.

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Mr Brown said: "This is a whole new exciting chapter for us and it is a fantastic building.

"We are an aviation museum but there is a focus on the stories of the people that lived there."

It is open on the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 4pm and entry is £2.50 or free for under 16s and the postcode is NR21 7LX.

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17.04.2024

Ian Brown opened the RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre in August 2019 inside the Wicken Green Rural Center, which was even visited by the late Queen.

This has now relocated to the neighbouring building, which was a chapel in the 1950s for those living at the airbase, with a launch event on Sunday, May 5 2024 from 9.30am........

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