Keen plane spotters camp out to get a glimpse of President Biden's arrival into RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk

  • Rob Setchell went along to see if he could get a glimpse- you can watch his report here

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, arrived at RAF Mildenhall on Wednesday night onboard Airforce One.This is his first time visiting foreign soil, where he will meet with Boris Johnson ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Keen plane spotters camped outside the base in the hope of seeing Mr Biden arrive. 

The campsites around RAF Mildenhall are packed. Credit: ITV News Anglia

After touching down, the President and the First Lady met with US personnel and their families at the Suffolk base. 

He received a very warm welcome for his first overseas speech.

Biden is the latest of a whole squadron of Presidents to touch down in Mildenhall, including Trump, Bush and Nixon.

President Nixon who flew in to meet Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1969. Credit: British Pathe

People like Becky, who's from Sheffield, travelled far and wide for a box seat:

Becky Ward- aviation enthusiast Credit: ITV News Anglia

Biden's brief visit to Suffolk is likely to leave a mark on the memories of these keen plane spotters - even if it is the sight of his aircraft that they'll treasure most.

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