Airbase ceremony changes for traffic

RAF Lakenheath.

RAF Lakenheath. - Credit: Archant

A US airbase is making changes to its daily retreat ceremony.

RAF Lakenheath currently holds the ceremony – which sees the playing of the UK and US national anthems and occasional lowering of flags – at 4.30pm.

The base will now be holding the ceremony from 5.30pm.

The change comes on the heels of two recent traffic studies and it is hoped that moving the retreat time to 5.30pm will ease traffic congestion.

There will be no other change to base staffing rotas or duties.


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RAFs Alconbury, Feltwell and Mildenhall will not be affected by the changes.

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