Have you seen the stealth bombers flying over Norfolk?

A United States Air Force B2 Spirit with two RAF F-35 jets from Marham Picture: UK Ministry of Defe

A United States Air Force B2 Spirit with two RAF F-35 jets from Marham Picture: UK Ministry of Defence 2019 - Credit: UK Ministry of Defence 2019

There have been more sightings of the B-2 Spirit aircraft this week, as they take part in exercises from an airfield in the UK.

William Clarke took this picture of a B-2 stealth bomber over Norwich Piture: William Clarke

William Clarke took this picture of a B-2 stealth bomber over Norwich Piture: William Clarke - Credit: Archant

Three of the warplanes have been deployed to RAF Fairford, Glos, from where they have been flying training sorties.

They have included flights with F-35 Lightning jets from RAF Marham over the white cliffs of Dover.

The aircraft have also been joined by flying tankers from RAF Mildenhall, in Suffolk, which refuelled them during a sortie over the Norwegian Sea.

On Wednesday one of the aircraft was sighted over the outskirts of Norwich and near Ipswich, on an as-yet undisclosed mission.

A United States Air Force B2 Spirit with two RAF F-35 jets from Marham Picture: UK Ministry of Defe

A United States Air Force B2 Spirit with two RAF F-35 jets from Marham Picture: UK Ministry of Defence 2019 - Credit: UK Ministry of Defence 2019

The US Air Force has not yet revealed how long the aircraft will be based in the UK.

One senior officer said the deployment provided "an opportunity to train and integrate with our allies and partners in the region".


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