PILOTS FROM THE Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm delivered four British F-35B Lightnings to their permanent main operating base at RAF Marham, Norfolk, on June 6, two months ahead of the original delivery schedule. The Atlantic crossing was supported by three Royal Air Force Voyager tankers and each of the fighters performed nine aerial refuelings during the 8.5-hour fight. A further five aircraft are scheduled to make the crossing to the UK before the end of August.


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