RAF JETS TO PATROL ICELANDIC SKIES FOR NATO

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Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 aircraft from No.1(F) Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth, arrive at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland. The RAF fast jets deploy as part of NATO’s routine Icelandic air policing mission.

The jet fighters from 1(Fighter) Squadron will be stationed at Keflavik Air Base until mid-December before returning to their home at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland.

This is the first time in more than 10 years that the RAF has deployed aircraft to Iceland and is also the first time that the RAF has conducted the Icelandic NATO air Policing mission. The mission is being conducted by a rotation of NATO Allies and started in 2008 following a request from Iceland, which does not have its own Air Force.

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