RAF deploys Typhoons to Iceland

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Read: 753     14:54     14 November 2019    

The United Kingdom has sent fighter aircraft to Iceland for the first time since a diplomatic spat between the two countries over the Nordic nation’s banking crisis scuppered a previous planned deployment in 2008.


An undisclosed number of Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s from 1 (Fighter) Squadron and 100 personnel were deployed from their home station of RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland to Keflavik Air Base on 13 November.

According to the UK Ministry of Defence, the aircraft will spend the next month protecting the airspace as the UK’s contribution to NATO’s Icelandic Air Policing Mission, returning to Scotland in mid-December.

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RAF deploys Typhoons to Iceland

2019/11/1573728403.jpg
Read: 754     14:54     14 November 2019    

The United Kingdom has sent fighter aircraft to Iceland for the first time since a diplomatic spat between the two countries over the Nordic nation’s banking crisis scuppered a previous planned deployment in 2008.


An undisclosed number of Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s from 1 (Fighter) Squadron and 100 personnel were deployed from their home station of RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland to Keflavik Air Base on 13 November.

According to the UK Ministry of Defence, the aircraft will spend the next month protecting the airspace as the UK’s contribution to NATO’s Icelandic Air Policing Mission, returning to Scotland in mid-December.

Janes



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