Tornado jets from RAF Marham have foiled an attempted to bomb a security convoy in Afghanistan.
The future of RAF Marham has been secured after it was announced the base would be home to the new joint strike fighter.
People in Swaffham in Norfolk have been speaking about their fears for the future of RAF Marham.
The MP for South West Norfolk Elizabeth Truss has welcomed today's news which has secured the future of RAF Marham in Norfolk.
RAF Marham had been at risk of closure after it was revealed the Tornado fleet, which is based there, would be taken out of service in 2017.
There's a fresh campaign to safeguard the long-term future of the RAF base at Marham in Norfolk.
It's come amid speculation the new Joint Strike Fighter will be based in Scotland. Worried by this, the local MP's putting pressure on Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond to support the case for Marham to have it.
Malcolm Robertson reports...
Aircrew from RAF Marham in Norfolk are the latest members of the armed forces to be presented with medals in recognition of their role in operations over Libya and Afghanistan.
Tornado warplanes from 2 AC Squadron have been involved in Nato and Coalition Combat missions during the past year.
Families flocked to RAF Marham in Norfolk this afternoon for an emotional reunion with their loved ones as the heroes of II Squadron arrived home from a four month tour of Afghanistan.
Among them one little boy who's birthday wish was to have his daddy back.
Natalie Gray was there too :
A photographer based at RAF Marham has won a national award for his pictures.
Corporal Mike Jones is one of seven photographers working at the west Norfolk airbase.
He's travelled around the world taking pictures of servicemen and women in action. Olivia Paterson reports.
Large crowds are expected in King's Lynn this morning when officers and aircrew from RAF Marham exercise the freedom of the borough by marching through the town.
The annual event usually takes place in June. But this year it had to be postponed for operational reasons.
The future of the RAF base at Marham in Norfolk was raised in Parliament today.
Tornado warplanes are currently stationed there but they are due to be replaced by the new Joint Strike Fighter. South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss raised the issue in the House of Commons today.