Thankful they're on our side

PUBLISHED: 12:25 12 October 2006 | UPDATED: 13:33 04 May 2010

COMMENTING on the letter from Eileen Barton criticising the American presence at Mildenhall. I am ex-RAF and was based at Mildenhall. I was there in 1950 when the US Army Air Force, as it was then, first moved in. Their way of life is far different to o

COMMENTING on the letter from Eileen Barton criticising the American presence at Mildenhall.

I am ex-RAF and was based at Mildenhall.

I was there in 1950 when the US Army Air Force, as it was then, first moved in.

Their way of life is far different to ours, but a more generous people I have yet to meet.

I don't agree with all their policies, they don't get it right every time. Why should they pay tax on fuel, for that matter why should we?

They provide much-needed employment in the area and contribute much more to the country's economy than they take out.

I respect her views to criticise, that's democratic, but for all types that do so I suggest they say a little prayer at night - 'thank God they are on our side'.

ROGER ANSELL

Lumley Close

Ely

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