US fighter jets begin training at RAF Lakenheath

(U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

ITV News, 19 April 2017

Some of the US Air Force’s most advanced fighter jets have landed at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

The F-35A aircraft arrived from Utah as part of a training mission with the RAF and other NATO forces.

If all goes to plan, two squadrons will be based here from 2021.

“This is an incredible opportunity for USAFE Airmen and our NATO allies to host this first overseas training deployment of the F-35A aircraft,” said Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe.

“As we and our joint F-35 partners bring this aircraft into our inventories, it’s important that we train together to integrate into a seamless team capable of defending the sovereignty of allied nations.”

 

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