Military personnel and their families who have received orders to move to RAF Lakenheath in England are often excited at the wonderful travel opportunities set before them as they plan to explore the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, or for those who would like to use the base as a stepping stone to the Continent. If you are about to move to RAF Lakenheath and you are apprehensive about independent travel and need some guidance, read on to learn more about the travel, leisure and recreation opportunities open to military personnel and their families.
Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) Office
International travel can be very daunting, especially if this is your first time in Europe and you do not know where to turn to for advice on travel, leisure and recreation. The Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office is located in building 977 Room G20 in the Liberty Centre at RAF Lakenheath. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 10:00.a.m-5:00.p.m and from 9:00.a.m-1:00.p.m on holidays and family days. Alternatively, call (01638) 522979 or (DSN) 226-2979.
ID card holders (active duty military, retirees, DOD civilians, and their dependents) as well as guests are welcome to sign up for ITT tours and trips. Persons must be aged 18 or above to travel, unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Minors are not permitted to travel independently without adult supervision.
At ITT you can hire a car, purchase airline tickets, ferry and Eurotunnel crossing tickets, book package holiday and city breaks, sign up for an escorted coach tour, reserve a hotel room, buy castle or palace entry tickets and much more.
Some trips can be very costly, particularly international travel, which is why the ITT office at RAF Lakenheath offers a layaway deal for military personnel and their families who are low on cash, but would still like to make a booking. If you are interested in taking advantage of layaway, call ITT to talk about making a deposit and securing your trip before it sells out.
The Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office is a great place to start if you want to find out more about what is on offer from RAF Lakenheath, both within the UK and further abroad. Trips and activities regularly change from month to month, so stop by the ITT office, call to learn more or visit www.ittlakenheath.com to see what is available.