South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has set out the case for the latest fighter aircraft to be stationed at RAF Marham to senior American officials.
She was one of a group of MPs who met US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta at Westminster last Friday.
As previously reported, Ms Truss and supporters of Marham are lobbying for the base to house the new Joint Strike Fighter planes and have highlighted the base’s close proximity to American bases in Suffolk.
She said: “He is now fully appraised of the excellent expertise, technical know-how, and superb strategic positioning that RAF Marham has being so close to the US bases at Lakenheath and Mildenhall.”
Though no final decisions have yet been made, defence secretary Philip Hammond did say last summer that it was “likely” the planes would be stationed at Marham.