Sister bases to merge British-American Committees

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  • By Captain Tyler Whiting
  • 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office

Royal Air Force Mildenhall conducted the final solo British-American Committee meeting before merging the committee with their Liberty Wing counterparts at Middleton Hall, RAF Mildenhall, March 18.

The wings’ British-American Committees are combining to strengthen cooperation on areas of shared significance.

When the U.S. Air Force established permanent bases in the U.K, World War II had recently ended and countries across Europe were still feeling the aftereffects of the conflict.

Although American and British citizens served alongside each other during the war, both governments understood the lasting U.S. presence in the U.K. would require the establishment of organizations to bridge the cultural gap. This challenge led the Ministry of Defense to establish a British-American community relations organization.

The main purpose of the committee is to facilitate mutual understanding between Americans and British in the local community.