Air bases mark 9/11

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Airman 1st Class Lea Gleason, 48th Civil Engineer Squadron, emergency management journeyman, plays taps on a bugle during retreat for the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2012. The ceremony honored those lost in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Connor Estes)
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England - Airman 1st Class Lea Gleason, 48th Civil Engineer Squadron, emergency management journeyman, plays taps on a bugle during retreat for the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2012. The ceremony honored those lost in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Connor Estes)

AMERICAN air-bases have marked the 11th anniversary of 9/11.

RAF Lakenheath held a service with a fly-over to honour those who died in 2001 when two planes flew into the twin towers in New York, while RAF Mildenhall lowered all flags on the base to half-mast.

Speaking at RAF Lakenheath’s service, Col Kyle Robinson, 48th Fighter Wing commander, said: “We’re here to honour the nearly 3,000 people who gave their lives on 9/11 and also the people who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

“The world changed that day. A lot of things are now different and it’s kind of hard to imagine what life used to be like.”