Chancellor George Osborne met crews at RAF Marham during a visit to the base on Wednesday.
Mr Osborne received an update on the continuing operations in the Middle East, which the base is playing a key role in.
He later said: “It was a great pleasure to visit RAF Marham and to meet some of the exceptional men and women who are conducting operations in Iraq and Syria against Daesh
and regularly putting themselves in harm’s way for our security.”
Station Commander, Group Captain Rich Davies said “It was an honour to welcome the Chancellor and give him a first hand insight into the work that the station is currently involved in.”
Mr Osborne was also introduced to officials of the Jon Egging Trust, including youth liaison officer Si Taylor and chief executive Dr Emma Egging.
The trust, which was set up in memory of Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging, who was killed in a crash at the Bournemouth Air Festival in 2011, who run one of their Blue Skies programmes for young people at the base.