This web site is provided as an information site to share the base’s history with service men and women, and anyone else interested. For questions or comments concerning this web site please email us here, we welcome comments and suggestions.
We try to post as much as we can but will not publish anything that is likely to compromise security of the base or of any missions. We therefore reserve the right to delete anything posted on the web site that we feel may compromise base security or the general safety of the United States Air Force.
RAF Fairford may seem an insignificant base to some, especially as it has no permanently assigned aircraft, but the madness on Sept 11th proves that nowhere can be considered ‘safe’. RAF Fairford has played a significant part in several major military operations including the raid on Libya (El Dorado Canyon), Desert Storm, Allied Force and Iraqi Freedom, and continues to be a forward operating location for the USAF and NATO, so is to some, a legitimate target for reprisals.
It’s in everybody’s interest to keep security uppermost in our minds and to that end it is the policy of this site not to post details of current operations and to only publish pictures of visiting aircraft once they’ve left Fairford. Aircraft on longer deployments are often covered by USAF media anyway and are less of an issue.
We also request members do not post the following information on this web site: Callsigns, Radio frequencies, Base maps, Aircaft tail numbers and Technical details about sensitive aircraft types.
While we may appear to be strict there should be no reason why any of the above should hinder members from posting base history related information and photographs.
This web site is neither sponsored, endorsed, approved or related to RAF Fairford, the Royal Air Force, the United States Air Force or any other government departments. While information on this web site is researched as best as is possible there will be errors, this web site is only a hobby!!
The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by RAF Fairford, the Royal Air Force, the United States Air Force or any other government departments.