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US war planes grounded

An F-15 at Lakenheath Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two squadrons of F-15 war planes at a US base in Suffolk could be grounded, due to defence cuts by the US Government.

Up to 75 jets based at RAF Lakenheath are likely to be stood down by the US Air Force for around five months. Officials at 48th Fighter Wing said there would be no change to staff at the base, which employs 4,500 airmen and around 2,000 civilians.