18 training days of live firing and aircraft flying planned at Norfolk military bases

Trainee RAF Regiment gunners from Mekitila Flight take part in section attack drills on the 8th July

Trainee RAF Regiment gunners from Mekitila Flight take part in section attack drills on the 8th July 2020 at STANTA Ranges. Photographer: SAC Jamie Ledger/MoD Crown Copyright 2020 - Credit: SAC James Ledger

Live firing and military aircraft flying will be taking place at bases on 18 days and nights this month.

Trainee RAF Regiment gunners from Mekitila Flight take part in section attack drills on the 8th July

Trainee RAF Regiment gunners from Mekitila Flight take part in section attack drills on the 8th July 2020 at STANTA Ranges. Photographer: SAC Jamie Ledger/MoD Crown Copyright 2020 - Credit: SAC James Ledger

Residents can expect to hear firing and see aircraft over Stanford Training Area (STANTA), near Thetford, and at Sculthorpe, near Fakenham, training areas throughout November.

The military will be firing small arms and heavy weapons on various days between November 13 and 27a at STANTA while aircraft will be in use at Sculthorpe between November 13 and 30.

There will also be additional aircraft on various days at STANTA between November 23 and 30.

A spokesperson from the Ministry of Defence said: “Live firing sorties at UK air to ground ranges are part of the essential training that ensures that RAF and allied front line aircrew are ready to defend our interests across the globe.


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“Red flags by day and red lamps by night will indicate that live firing is taking place within the range boundaries.

“Do not enter the danger area when the range is in use, this is a danger to life.

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“Do not touch any military debris, it may be dangerous.”

Air activity at both bases can be expected throughout the daytime and night, while firing activity ranges depending on the day.

Firing activity at STANTA

Small Arms

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Air Firing

November 17 - Day and night

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November 20 - Day

Heavy Weapons

November 13 - Day and night

Aircraft activity at STANTA

Helicopter

November 23 - Day and night

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November 27 - Day and night

Propeller

November 23 - Day and night

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November 30 - Day and night

Aircraft activity at Sculthorpe

Helicopter

November 13 - Day and night

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Propeller

November 13 - Day and night

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