Swiss Hornets arrive at RAF Leeming for Yorknite 2021

Multiple Schweizer Luftwaffe/ Swiss Air Force Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornets touched down at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire on November 15 with a four-week air-to-air and night operations training deployment ahead. 

Exercise Yorknite21 is a training deployment that sees the Swiss Air Force annually bring aircrew and military personnel from all three F/A-18 Hornet operating squadrons of the Swiss Air Force, Fliegerstaffel 11 “Tigers”, 17 “Falcons” and 18 “Panthers” to the UK. What lies ahead is weeks of day and night air-to-air training operations with allied nations including fighter assets from the UK, and both fighter and air-to-air refuelling (AAR) assets from USAFE. 

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