Breaking: US Air Force Cancels Two UK 4th of July Shows Due to “Severe and Credible” Threats (VIDEO)
The US Air Force cancelled two air shows planned on Independence Day in Great Britain because of threat there is considered severe and credible.
The two-day festival was due to be hosted by US crew based in RAF Lakenheath and Mildenhall, England.
The Daily Mail reported:
The U.S. Air Force has cancelled planned Independence Day celebrations at a Norfolk RAF base due to the increased risk of a Jihadi terror attack.
The two-day festival was due to be hosted by U.S crew based in RAF Lakenheath and Mildenhall, home to the 48th Fighter Wing at the nearby RAF Feltwell in Norfolk.
Among the highlights of the show was to be a display by the RAF Red Arrows as well as the RAF Falcons parachute team.
However, due to the increased risk posed by ISIS, following last week’s Tunisian terror attacks and the anniversary of the London 7/7 attacks, security chiefs decided to cancel the planned two-day festival.
According to the U.S. Air Force: ‘The decision was made due to the most current local threat assessments. The base continually surveys the security environment alongside host nation counterparts and must take appropriate measures based on those assessments.’