RAF Marham F-35 Dambusters set to join carrier

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Unread post25 May 2020, 04:33

RAF Marham F-35 Dambusters set to join carrier
23 May 2020 Chris Bishop

"RAF Marham-based 617 Squadron, the Dambusters, are preparing for a training deployment to HMS Queen Elizabeth at the beginning of June. It will see the entire front line squadron of F-35 Lightning jets deploy to the carrier to understand how a whole squadron can function on the ship and operate in a maritime environment on a day to day basis.

The preparation to deploy has seen a number of added challenges as different processes and measures have been put in place to ensure that members of 617 Sqn and supporting personnel do not pass the Covid-19 virus to the crew of the carrier, which has already had a period of isolation at sea.

The squadron and personnel from Lightning Team UK, the industry team who support the Lightning force, are about to go into their own period of isolation away from their families and other personnel at RAF Marham. They will all be tested for the virus and on confirmation of a negative result will be allowed to enter the quarantine area. Once in isolation they will continue to adhere to government guidance including social distancing and regular handwashing measures...."

Source: https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/617-dambus ... -1-6667932
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Unread post25 May 2020, 05:53

Sadly, the honor wasn't given to the FAA/RN. :wtf:

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