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Advice for new arrivals

As part of our Sharing Suffolk Stories projects and our Global Events: Suffolk Stories exhibition, students from Liberty Intermediate School and Lakenheath High School at RAF Lakenheath have written books of advice for other students who are making big moves to new countries, inspired by material from Suffolk Archives.

To help prepare their advice booklets, students looked at these booklets from Suffolk Archives. Who Are the Americans? was published during the ‘Friendly Invasion’ of the Second World War when thousands of American service people were living in Britain. RAF Lakenheath, Home of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing dates from the 1960s, and was a guide for American service personnel preparing for a move to Suffolk.

Who are the Americans?

RAF Lakenheath – Home of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing