Peterborough residents warned over increase in military jet training in area

Residents are being warned there will be an increase in activity in the skies in coming days as there will be more flying at a nearby air base.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 4:00 am
Entrance to RAF Lakenheath. ANL-160618-104129001

A spokesman for RAF Lakenheath said: “Communities in East Anglia and surrounding regions may notice increased noise from military aircraft as the 48th Fighter Wing conducts increased flying until March 26, 2021.

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“Flying operations like this demonstrate our capability to rapidly generate sorties and provide both aircrew and support personnel stationed at RAF Lakenheath the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. The 493rd Fighter Squadron is generating 54 sorties per day.

“The exercise does not include plans for low-altitude flying in the area. All training will be conducted in accordance with Ministry of Defence and U.K. airspace regulations.”