Report suggests RAF Lakenheath could close

Reports RAF Lakenheath could close. Credit: PA Images

A report commissioned by the American government has suggested that RAF Lakenheath in West Suffolk could close.

The closure of the base has been recommended in a report put forward by the RAND Corporation. The report says that shutting Lakenheath could save over $2 million dollars every year.

Around 4000 people currently work at the base, including about two thousand civilians.