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US F-35 Jets arrive at RAF Marham




Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham to start their UK detachment.

The ten F-35B jets flew from their base in Yuma, Arizona via MCAS Beaufort to visit the UK for the first time.

The US Marine Corps Squadron will be working alongside 617 Squadron ahead of a group exercise in September where they will embark on Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Queen Elizabeth to take part in Exercise Joint Warrior.

Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham. (42167842)
Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham. (42167842)

VMFA-211 Squadron will conduct synthetic training in the purpose built simulators at RAF Marham to familiarise themselves with the local airspace and procedures.

Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham. (42167845)
Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham. (42167845)

They will then take to the Norfolk skies to fly training sorties alongside 617 Squadron in preparation for their embarkation with the carrier later this month.

Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham. (42167855)
Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham. (42167855)

They will also be participating in Exercise Point Blank with their colleagues from local base RAF Lakenheath, along with other NATO partners.

Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham. (42167857)
Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham. (42167857)
Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham. (42167884)
Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham. (42167884)
Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham. (42167902)
Aircraft from V Marine Fighter Attack (VMFA) - 211 Squadron have arrived at RAF Marham. (42167902)


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