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    NATO AWACS highlights the RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day

    NATO AWACS highlights the RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day

    Courtesy Photo | Members of Squadron 2 pose for a photo at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton Air...... read more read more



    Courtesy Story

    NATO E-3A Component

    By Lynn Kühl

    GEILENKIRCHEN, Germany - Squadron 2 from the E-3A Component participated in the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton Air Day 2015 on July 11, 2015 in Somerset, England. The air day was held to celebrate the 75 “glorious” years of RNAS Yeovilton.

    “With an attendance of around 39,000 people, a diverse line up of flying and static aircraft along with a pleasant summer’s day this was a great way to celebrate,” said Commodore R. S. Alexander in a letter of appreciation to the Component. “This year’s static park was one of our best line ups for several years. This was due to the variety of aircraft, both military and civilian that participated. The E-3A was certainly one of the highlights of the static park and one that attracted a lot of attention from both the public and other visiting aircrew alike.”

    RNAS Yeovilton was activated as HMS Heron in 1940 and served as a training base for naval aviators and fighter controllers. Over time, the air station expanded its responsibilities and supported front-line squadrons in major operations worldwide. Today, the air station has become one of the busiest military airfields in the United Kingdom and is among the largest in Europe.



    Date Taken: 07.13.2015
    Date Posted: 08.19.2015 10:27
    Story ID: 173579
    Location: GEILENKIRCHEN, NW, DE 

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