Historical Images from the USAF era

USAF at RAF Little Rissington: 1981 to 1993

With the arrival of the United States Air Forces in Europe, Little Rissington became the largest military contingency hospital in Europe. The aerodrome was cleared for C-130 Hercules and C-5 Galaxies. During the Gulf War, Little Rissington was held on its highest readiness state for several decades as it prepared for casualties. The USAF left Little Rissington in 1993 and it was handed back to the Royal Air Force.

The images below were first seen on the USAF LR page. Permission was sought to post them.