US BX's RAF Alconbury/Lakenheath

Travelgall

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#1
Got my Nebraska friend and his family over in March. I plan on giving them a taste of the states one day in between force feeding them good old fashioned British Grub. Are Brit Military personnel able to use these UK Based BX's if they waive their military ID under the guards nose?
 
#2
No, not even if you work on base - get yourself a friendly UK based spam - remember that spam ex-services have access.
 

DieHard

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#3
Got my Nebraska friend and his family over in March. I plan on giving them a taste of the states one day in between force feeding them good old fashioned British Grub. Are Brit Military personnel able to use these UK Based BX's if they waive their military ID under the guards nose?
only if invited by us personal.. At least when my cousin was based there. We only had access to on base resteruants though. And no access to the px.
This may all have changed since 1988 thougi
:p

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#5
Alconbury closed yonks ago, the only 2 in that area are Lakenheath and Mildenhall
 
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#7
My Apologies I thought it had all gone to Molesworth.
 
#9
No, not even if you work on base - get yourself a friendly UK based spam - remember that spam ex-services have access.
True, I had to deliver to the on base fire station a couple of years ago.
The firemen there (all local Brits) weren't allowed to use any of the amenities there.

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#10
Alconbury still open in a non flying capacity.

Good shop in the mall at MK - dunno if it's still there mind.

http://talk.uk-yankee.com/index.php?topic=24636.510

Or try here:

http://www.usafoodstore.co.uk/aboutus.asp

Why intcha' giving them jellyneels guv? Fish and chips (also v good in M keynes - won best in UK) and warm bitter?

The shop in CMK closed down about two years ago although I believe they do have an online shop.

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#11
Access isn't the same as it used to be since 9/11 at Lakenheath, even before you reach the laid back septic on the inner gate, you will have to go through MDP and their MGS chums at the gate house, and they might have trouble trying to understand what exactly you are doing there!

Molesworth/Alconbury are just admin satellites of other bases, precious little there now.
 

DieHard

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#12
I used to get crates of bud for $8 a shot from lakenheath. And stay on base sometimes.
It was like being in a us town really, home from home for the yanks.
I never got stopped at the gate with cases of beer strapped on the back of my m/bike

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#14
I spent the thanksgiving the year before at RAF Lakenheath - had a friend who was in transit and sponsored me onto the premises. I had my U.S. passport/ driver's license with me though....but should still work even if you're a Brit as long as you're signed in my someone (don't take my word for it).

That was a nice dinner...tons of food and later got completely wasted on booze. :)
 

Travelgall

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#15
Alconbury still open in a non flying capacity.

Good shop in the mall at MK - dunno if it's still there mind.

Where can I get American food in London and the UK

Or try here:

About Us. London Based Shop and on line retailers of American Foods. Shipping throughout U.K.and Europe

Why intcha' giving them jellyneels guv? Fish and chips (also v good in M keynes - won best in UK) and warm bitter?
Screw it, I'll use that. Thanks Mate. For the UK I'll take em up to Yorkshire to get Proper Fish and Chips, Milton Keynes - no way. Jellied Eels won't be part of the diet - I like them.
 

DieHard

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#16
Screw it, I'll use that. Thanks Mate. For the UK I'll take em up to Yorkshire to get Proper Fish and Chips, Milton Keynes - no way. Jellied Eels won't be part of the diet - I like them.
At 5 quid for a box of lucky charms i should think so, my kids paid 7 quid for a jar of peanutbutter and jam from mk 3 years ago.

******* deliceous

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#17
Oooh..Alconbury....I was stationed down the A604 at Oakington in the late 70`s. We would rock up to the Main Gate now and again, show our MOD 90 and spend the night in the US of Alconbury :)
Budweiser, Burgers the size of Dinner plates that had been "Dragged through the Garden (with Salad)", women with guns, leather and Mahogany interiors to the Club Nissen huts.... and the last thing I remember...A bottle of Mad Dog 20/20. Scarred for life but she was worth it :)
 
#18
Got my Nebraska friend and his family over in March. I plan on giving them a taste of the states one day in between force feeding them good old fashioned British Grub. Are Brit Military personnel able to use these UK Based BX's if they waive their military ID under the guards nose?
At the risk of making it sound like a cheap 70's porno thing.....do pulled pork for them. It can either be prepped in a smoker or in the oven and needs about [minimum] 4 hours to at least 6 hours [longer is better] of low and slow cooking. So with that thought in mind, you sit back get out the ethnically authentic Budweiser and settle down to a TV marathon.

You then make a big bucket full of fries (thats chips in Inglish), and have a bowl of coleslaw or summer slaw on hand and some nice BBQ sauce. My little 'un is a BBQ sauce konosewer and reckons that the Sticky Fingers stuff is the mutts, closely followed by some of the Jack Daniels versions.

The good thing is that you do not need to put yourself into favour mortgages with septics to acquire the stuff for you from a PX/BX. Everything is available from *ainsbury, *esco or *aitrose.

If you need a recipe drop me a PM I can point you at some online sites.

Having been incarcerated in the Peoples Republic of West Yorkshire for a time I can tell you that Harry Ramsdens fish and chippery emporium just outside Leeds in Guisely is an experience for anyone.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#19
is that the big palace or the little chippy a bit further round where it all started? its better there.

still not as good as the fish pan on scarborough seafront though :)
 
#20
We used to go to the big one. However, just google'ed it and it appears to have been shut down by the new corporate owners.

I studented in Leeds and we used to wander up to a chippy in Headingly just off the main road that was rated as better than Harry's by those who knew such things - they always won the awards etc, loads of the Yorkie cricket and rugby boys used to get in there along with a not to be named cigar smoking tracksuit wearing deceased celeb.
 
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