A Boeing B-52H lands at RAF Fairford (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
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US Bombers arrive in UK ahead of NATO exercises

US Air Force Boeing B52 Stratofortress have begun to arrive at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire ahead of a “long-planned” training mission with NATO allies. Four of the long-range heavy bombers arrived at the base today with up to four more potentially arriving in the coming days. The timing of the [read more]

A Boeing B-52H lands at RAF Fairford (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
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US Bombers arrive in Gloucestershire

Six US Air Force B52 Bombers have arrived at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire this morning. The B52 is the US Air Forces (USAF) long-range strategic bomber and is regularly deployed to RAF Fairford for operations and exercises across Europe. The bombers have been deployed from Minot Air Base in North [read more]

A Boeing B-52H lands at RAF Fairford (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
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US Bombers bound for RAF Fairford

Another flight of the US Air Force’s B52 Heavy Bombers is currently en route to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire according to Global Strike Command. The first aircraft from the Bomber Taskforce mission will arrive from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana later this evening and are understood to be B52-H’s [read more]

A United States Air Force B2 Spirit, currently deployed to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, flies above the English countryside near Dover with two RAF F-35 jets. For the first time, UK F-35 Lightning jets have been conducting integration flying training with the B-2 Spirit stealth bombers of the United States Air Force as part of their deployment to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK. The USAF deployment of the B-2’s from the Bomber Task Force Europe is long-planned. Whilst deployed to the UK the aircraft will conduct a series of training activities in Europe. During this deployment, RAF F-35B Lightning fighters are conducting sorties with the USAF B-2 bombers. Both are 5th generation aircraft and this is the first time that USAF B-2’s have trained with non-US F-35’s. RAF Fairford routinely hosts deployments and exercises by US strategic aircraft. These regular deployments reinforce the US Air Force Europe and the Royal Air Force’s unique and complementary partnership and our collective contribution to NATO. Imagery captured by a USAF Exchange Pilot.
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RAF F35’s train with USAF B2 Stealth Bombers

The Royal Air Force’s latest aircraft the F-35B Lightning is being put through its paces alongside the B2-A Spirit Stealth Bomber in the skies around Britain. The United States Air Force (USAF) has deployed 3 B2 Stealth Bombers to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire which in itself is a rare event [read more]

A Boeing B-52H lands at RAF Fairford (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
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US Bombers back in UK in show of force to Russia

US Air Force heavy bombers are back in the UK for a training operation that is designed to reassure NATO members in the wake of growing Russian aggression. The deployment of Six Boeing B-52H Stratofortress aircraft to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire began last week and is expected to last for [read more]