Diego Garcia – A tropical, footprint-shaped coral atoll located south of the equator in the central Indian Ocean. It is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). The atoll is approximately 1,970 nautical miles (3,650 km) east of the coast of Africa (at Tanzania), 967 nautical miles (1,790 km) south-southwest of the southern tip of India (at Kanyakumari) and 2,550 nautical miles (4,720 km) west-northwest of the west coast of Australia (at Cape Range National Park, Western Australia).
Mildenhall RAF – A Royal Air Force (RAF) station located in the county of Suffolk, in the region of East Anglia, England, a rural farming area, with extensive travel opportunities both in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and on the European continent. As RAF Mildenhall’s current “host wing” the 100 ARW supports some 16,000 personnel, three geographically separated units (GSUs) and 15 associated units. It is named after the nearby town of Mildenhall, Suffolk. It was established as a Royal Air Force station in 1930, and opened in 1934.
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