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Air Power 2017: UK F-35 training takes off

11th July 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Alice Budge in London

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Preparations for the F-35B Lightning II's arrival to the UK continue apace with the announcement on 5 July that 207 Squadron will be training future Royal Air Force and Royal Navy pilots at RAF Marham.

During a visit to RAF Marham air chief marshal Sir Stephen Hiller said 'preparations for the arrival of the first UK Lightnings next year are progressing well'.

He also commented that with the £250 million investment in infrastructure at RAF Marham, facilities will match the ‘world-class aircraft’ in time for its arrival next year and that ‘as the home of the UK Lightning Force the

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