Wattisham airfield in Suffolk has played host to a special 70th anniversary celebration of flying by an army aviation squadron.
The Diamond jubilee anthem ‘Sing’ featuring the wives of soldiers based at Wattisham in Suffolk has leapt to the top of the charts.
An RAF helicopter crew from Wattisham in Suffolk has landed on the beach at the Norfolk seaside village of Winterton to get an ice cream.
Army commanders say a new contract to service attack helicopters based at Wattisham in Suffolk will save the tax payer millions of pounds.
The Ministry of Defence has signed a six year deal which its says will simplify the supply chain and improve technical support for the Apache fleet.
Prince Harry has qualified as an Apache Commander with the Suffolk based Army Air Corps.
The Prince, known as Captain Wales, was put through a six hour flying assessment and spent months preparing himself for the qualification.
The Apache attack helicopters are based at Wattisham near Ipswich.
The Prince of Wales is due to visit RAF Wattisham in Suffolk later today to present service medals to soldiers who served in Afghanistan.
Prince Charles last visited the airbase two years ago. Around 40 army air corps personnel will be honoured by the Prince today before he moves on to Houghton Hall near King's Lynn to open an art exhibition.
The region's only search and rescue helicopter base - at Wattisham in Suffolk - is to be axed after the service was privatised.
Britain's search-and-rescue helicopter service, which employs the Duke of Cambridge, is to be run by Bristow Helicopters, the Government announced today.
The award of the £1.6 billion deal ends 70 years of a service run by the RAF and Royal Navy squadrons.
It also spells the end of the use of Sea King helicopters - flown by William - in search-and-rescue (SAR) work.
Under the new contract, 22 state-of-the-art helicopters will operate from 10 locations around the UK.
The region is to lose its only air sea rescue base as part of a radical reshuffle of the service.
The base at Wattisham in Suffolk has been home to 2 RAF Sea King helicopters covering the East coast.
Now the private firm Bristow is to take over the service from the armed forces, and the Wattisham operation will move to Manston in Kent.
Prince Harry will arrive back in the UK later on Wednesday after his tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The 28-year-old Apache co-pilot gunner left the war-torn country on Monday evening and has been on post-deployment "decompression" at a British military base, thought to be in Cyprus.
He is expected to land at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on a regular personnel flight before going with his unit, 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, to their Suffolk headquarters at Wattisham near Ipswich.
Harry is likely to have sunk his first beer in 20 weeks on the Mediterranean island, as troops are given four cans of lager to help unwind after an arduous tour in Helmand Province.
Suffolk's preparing to welcome home its best known military man, as Prince Harry makes his way back from Afghanistan to his base at Wattisham.
The prince has given a frank interview on his role in the conflict, freely admitting he's used his Apache helicopter to kill Taliban forces, and saying sometimes you have to 'take a life to save a life'.
Some have criticised his comments, but in Suffolk they're proud of the young Royal.
A bar and an officers' mess at Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk have re-opened after a scare over deadly black widow spiders.
Two spiders were captured in the bar yesterday and the area was sealed off and fumigated.
A colony of black widows was reportedly found on the base last month in a crate flown in from California.
The two arachnids found yesterday were later found not to be black widows, whose bite can be fatal.
They were reportedly confined to one hanger while a pest control agency was drafted in. Prince Harry is normally based at Wattisham but is currently serving in Afghanistan.