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Royal Air Force fighter squadron trains at Hill

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- About 200 Royal Air Force personnel from the Marham Tornado Wing are at Hill Air Force Base to conduct joint training with F-16s from the 388th Fighter Wing. The nine Tornado fighter jets are conducting an average of 12 air-toground daily sorties at the Utah Test and Training Range using laser-guided and unguided bombs each day. 

"This is an excellent opportunity for British and American pilots to train together and gives our pilots the opportunity to hone their combat skills using the Utah Test and Training Range, which is a great training resource," said Wing Commander Dean Andrew, Royal Air Force, during a media event held March 15.

The various RAF personnel include pilots and maintenance, intelligence and communication personnel. The deployment is an opportunity for the unit to practice its wartime capabilities.