RAF Shifting Aircraft to Akritiri

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Six Typhoons, belonging to XI Squadron at RAF Coningsby are deploying to RAF Akritiri on Cyprus. Alongside the six Typhoons, a single Voyager tanker aircraft is deploying as well. Below is an announcement from the British Ministry of Defense.

“This is a precautionary measure, specifically aimed at protecting UK interests and the defence of our Sovereign Base Areas at a time of heightened tension in the wider region. This is a movement of defensive assets operating in an air-to-air role only. They are not deploying to take part in any military action against Syria.”

 

 

 

~ by arcturus415 on August 29, 2013.

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