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Wattisham Flying Station at centre of drugs investigation



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An investigation has been launched following reports of drug taking at a Suffolk military base.

A compulsory drug test was carried out at Wattisham Flying Station, where Apaches are based, on Friday.

An Army spokesman said: “As an investigation is ongoing, and we are awaiting the results of the compulsory drug test, it would be inappropriate to comment further.

Wattisham Flying Station is home to the Apache helicopter
Wattisham Flying Station is home to the Apache helicopter

“The Army does not tolerate drug abuse within its ranks as it is incompatible with military service and operational effectiveness.

"Army personnel caught taking drugs can expect to be discharged.”