Future of airbase in doubt

A Tornado from RAF Marham Credit: PA

The future of the RAF base at Marham in Norfolk will be raised in Parliament today. Tornado warplanes are currently stationed there but they are due to be replaced by a new aircraft called the Joint Strike Fighter.

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss is due to ask the Defence Secretary today for a commitment that Marham will remain open once the Tornado fleet is taken out of service and that the new JSF will be stationed there.