Why Joe Biden will be in Suffolk this week

President of the United States Joe Biden is expected to meet with U.S. Air Force Personnel based at RAF Mildenhall.

President of the United States Joe Biden is expected to meet with U.S. Air Force Personnel based at RAF Mildenhall. - Credit: PA/ Sonya Duncan

President of the United States Joe Biden is expected to meet with U.S. Air Force Personnel based at RAF Mildenhall this week. 

It is understood Air Force One will land at the base on Wednesday, June 9 and will be the first stop of the president's trip to the United Kingdom.

Photo dated 24/06/16 of US Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden. Picture: PA Archive/PA Image

President of the United States Joe Biden will be at RAF Mildenhall later this week - Credit: PA

President Biden will also be accompanied by his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, for the first leg of the trip. 

The west Suffolk base is home to the 100th Air Refuelling Wing, the only permanent U.S. Air Force air refuelling wing in the European theatre.

RAF Mildenhall - an American base since 1959 and scheduled to close from 2027. Picture: GREGG BROWN

It is believed that President Joe Biden will be at RAF Mildenhall this week - Credit: Gregg Brown

President Biden will not be the first US head of state to have touched down in the county, with his predecessor Donald Trump having landed at the base in 2019.

Staff from Air Force One with US Air Force ground crew while the plane was refuelled at RAF Mildenha

Staff from Air Force One with US Air Force ground crew while the plane was refuelled at RAF Mildenhall in 2019 - Credit: Instagram - @realdonaldtrump

The Republican premier spent around an hour at the base on February 26 that year – while Air Force One was refuelled on his trip to meet North Korea's Kim Jong-un in Vietnam. 


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