22 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

Live firing and military aircraft flying will be taking place at bases on 23 days and nights in March. - Credit: SAC James Ledger

Live firing and military aircraft flying will be taking place at bases on 22 days and nights this month.

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

Live firing and military aircraft flying will be taking place at bases on 23 days and nights in March. - Credit: SAC James Ledger

Residents can expect to hear firing and see aircraft over Stanford, near Thetford, and at Sculthorpe, near Fakenham, training areas throughout August.

The military will be firing small arms on various days between August 5 and 28 on STANTA while aircraft will be in use at Sculthorpe between August 5 and 28.

There will also be additional aircraft on various days at STANTA between August 5 and 27.

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.

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