Wattisham: Air base opens its gates for business breakfast event

GUESTS at the next in a regular series of business breakfasts will have the chance to get an inside view of the Wattisham Flying Station.

Station Commander Col Neale Moss has allowed joint organisers Articulate HLC and Suffolk FSB (Federation of Small Business) to hold their next breakfast event at the Officers’ Mess on the base on Tuesday, December 6, from 8am to 10am.

Col Moss will speak about Wattisham’s place in the community and the work of its personnel in Afghanistan, including help being provided to children through the Afghan Aid Appeal, a charity run by the families and friends of British soldiers.

To date, the charity has built or refurbished nine schools around the country, supporting around 3,000 children.

Places at the breakfast cost �15, with part of the price going towards the Afgham Aid Appeal. Bookings should be made online at www.articulatehlc.co.uk by November 29.

Wattisham is home to 3 Regiment Army Air Corps and 4 Regiment Army Air Corps, part of 16 Air Assault Brigade. They fly one of the most advanced military helicopters in the world, the Westland WAH-64 Apache as well as the Westland Lynx.

Also based at Wattisham is 7 Air Assault Battalion REME, 132 Aviation Supply Unit and the Royal Logistics Corps.

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The RAF maintains a presence at the base with B Flight 22 Squadron, flying the Sea King, with a search and rescue responsibility for the whole of the eastern coast, and Brigade Parachute Squadron RAF.