Text from RAF press release
A force of over 600 Royal Air Force personnel has successfully passed a major NATO evaluation at RAF Leeming to prove the RAF’s ability to conduct operations in challenging conditions.
Between 5 and 11 March men and women from 135 Expeditionary Air Wing at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire undertook a NATO led evaluation, known as CAPEVAL, to assess the RAF’s ability to support the organisation. Supported by eight Typhoon jet aircraft the evaluation tested the RAF’s ability to cope with a range of threats from Air Policing to full warfighting.
CAPEVAL is a NATO Capability Evaluation Exercise where the RAF is tested against NATO military standards. The Evaluation phase lasts over three days with various scenarios played out, including . Sniper attack, IED incidents, mortar attack, casualty evacuation, fast jet scrambling and coming under simulated attack from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.