Lancers return to exercise out of Fairford

The mighty United States Air Force B1 (Lancer) bombers made a noisy return to the West Country as a staging post for exercises over the Czech Republic.

The NATO exercise is to get crews from different countries working together in a battlefield scenario, and involves a five hour round trip from the long Fairford runway.

the B1 Bombers saw action from the Fairford air base in 2nd Gulf war and the Afghanistan war.

A B52 is also taking part in the exercise.


Pictures Richard Wintle & Rachel Davis.