Exercises

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2d Bomb Wing
Date Unknown


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Barskdale AFB
2d Bomb Wing
Exercise & Date Unknown
 
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 Busy Brewer
42 BMW
Date Unknown
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Busy Brewer
42 BMW
Date Unknown



1980 CLOUDY CHORUS

CLOUDY CHORUS was a NATO/AFCENT air defense readiness/effectiveness exercise involving NATO fighters operating from their home bases. 
It was supported by tankers from the 11th SG ETTF at Fairford and by the B-52s which among other aircraft acted as adversaries. 

The first modern B-52 deployment, 3 B-52Ds from 7th Bomb Wing arrived

10 June to 15 June 

7th BW B-52Ds 55-0073, 65-0658 and 56-0600

 
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56-0658 B-52D 7 BW RAF Fairford 15 JUN 80

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55-0073 B-52D 7 BW 15 JUN 80 

Thank you to John Wigzell for the information and pictures


1981 BUSY BREWER


B-52D deployment from the 7th BW
20th Oct to 13th Nov

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55-0070 B-52D 7th BW, Carswell AFB, RAF Fairford 25-10-81 
by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation




1982 BUSY BREWER

Sep 1982 - 5x B52's
 
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58-0192 B-52G 19th BW, Robins AFB, RAF Fairford 12-9-1982 
by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation
 
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58-0207 B-52G 19th BW, Robins AFB, RAF Fairford 12-9-1982 
by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation


1984 BUSY BREWER


25 April to 17 May (RAF Upper Heyford)

13 September to 19 October (Fairford)



320th BMW (441st BMS)
 Busy Brewer 84A
                                                                                        




1985 BUSY BREWER


24 May to 20 June - 7 B-52Gs from 2nd BW Barksdale

Seen on 13/06/1985 - 57-6489, 57-6506,  57-6512, 57-6519, 58-0210, 59-2586 and 59-2599 (Malcolm)

 
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May 1985 (Thanks to Darren Currie)
 
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58-0210 B-52G 2nd BW, Barksdale AFB, RAF Fairford 24-5-85 
by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation



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69th Bomb Squadron
Busy Brewer 85-B



1985 Exercise Autumn Forge

6 September to 11 October

76468, 76476, 80258, 92565 and 92598, all 42ndBW, Loring arrived 6th Sept as did 76469 and 80226 from the 320thBW, Mather.
They redeployed to their home bases on the 4/11th Oct'85 (Graham Luxton)

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76476 September / October 1985
(Thanks to Darren Currie)


 


1986 BUSY BREWER

2nd Bomb Wing - 29 August to 6 October (86B)

Seen on the 30/08/1986 - 58-0216, 58-0240 and 59-2569 (Malcolm)


7th September - 5th October

Three B-52Gs from 42nd BW present



1987 BUSY BREWER

1 May to 8 June

Three B-52Gs from the 42nd BW deployed

Seen on the 02/05/1987 - 58-0172, 58-0241  and 59-2578 (Malcolm)


27 August to 12 October

Seen on the 07/09/1987 - 58-0224, 59-2588 and 59-2596 (Malcolm)


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2nd Bomb Wing (Deployed)
Busy Brewer 87C


1988 BUSY BREWER

9 April to 6 May

Seen on the 29/04/1988 - 58-0226, 58-0232 and 58-0251 (Malcolm)


3 June to 13 June

Seen on the 04/06/1988 - 58-0212 and 59-2595 (Malcolm)

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Busy Brewer 88 - 2BMW Deployed
Want It


September

Seen on the 10/09/1988 - 58-0195, 58-0213 , 58-0235 and 58-0255 (Malcolm)


1989 - Changed from BUSY BREWER to BUSY WARRIOR


15 to 25 April


7 to 25 September

Seen on the 16/09/1989 - 58-0189, 58-0216, 58-0233, 59-2565 and 59-2570 (Malcolm)




1990 - BUSY WARRIOR

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Busy Warrior 1990 - 2BMW Deployed



1991 BUSY WARRIOR


29th August  - 14th September
42nd BMW B-52's from Loring AFB, Maine

Seen on the 08/09/1991 - 58-0206, 58-0195, 58-0218 and 58-0226 (Malcolm)





Exercise Teamwork 92-1 1992

6th March - 19th March
Five 42nd BW B-52s
    
Seen on the 25/06/1992 (92 BW) 61-0003 61-0008, 61-0017, 61-0028 and 61-0040 (Malcolm)


19th June - 29th June
The first four B-52Hs to visit RAF Fairford from the 416th BW



1993 CORONET COMET


3rd June - 21st June

3x B-52Hs 416th BW and 4x KC-135Es Arizona ANG deployed

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416th Bomb Wing - Coronet Comet 93



16th June 1993
The first B-1Bs arrived at RAF Fairford, two from 28th BW and one the 319th BW


Exercise Coronet Invader and Solid Stance

2nd September 1993 - 20th September 1993
     4x B-52Hs 416th BW

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60-0030 B-52H 416th Bomb Wing, Griffiths AFB, RAF Fairford 8-6-1993 
by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation

Seen on the  16/09/1993 - 61-0015 and 61-0020 (Malcolm)







1994 CORONET NOVA / RESOLUTE RESPONSE

30th April - 15th May
4x KC-135s from the Illinois ANG
8x F-16A 182FG / 169FS Illinois ANG
Arrived/departed as Pride 11-14, 21-24



1994 CENTRAL ENTERPRISE

1st June 1994 - 22nd June 1994

4x 7th BW B-1Bs

Four B-1s from the 9th BS deployed to RAF Fairford on June 1st 1994 to participate in the NATO exercise Central Enterprise. The B-1 deployment was called Coronet Pluto '94 and involved more than 250 people from Dyess AFB.

During the exercise work-up phase, the Lancer crews spent time familiarising themselves with ATC procedures in European airspace. Dummy 227 kg bombs were released over the Vlievors range in Holland, and fighter intercepts were experienced over the North Sea. They also took time to work up with their co-penetrators in Central Enterprise, 48th FW F-15Es and 27th FW F-111Fs.

Central Enterprise ran from 13th to 17th June, with the B-1s active every day. During the exercise Hellion was forced to divert to Rhein-Main AB in Germany with a wingsweep malfunction.


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9th Bomb Squadron - Leather Patch 1994
ENGLAND SWINGS



1995 STRONG RESOLVE

17th February
4x B-52Hs from 96BS/2BW at Barksdale

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60-0017 B-52H 2nd BW, Barksdale AFB, RAF Fairford 25-2-1995 
by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation

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T-Shirt made for STRONG RESOLVE 95
Thanks to Ian Pole

1995 SALTY HAMMER

6th - 26th June 1995 the 523FS "Crusaders" from Canon AFB deployed eight F-111F's to RAF Fairford, arriving as Trend 11-14, 21-24.
They participated in Exercsie Salty Hammer first week then Central Enterprise

70-2382 70-2391 70-2392 70-2404[1] 70-2406 70-2414 70-2419[1] 73-0715
[1] Did not depart with the rest of the deployment. Departed to Monte Real AB, Portugal 29 June for Airshow.
 Returned to Mildenhall 3 July and then to CONUS 6 July.



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Crusaders
Varks Last Stand  (Finger in air!)
 Crusaders
Varks Last Stand


1996

Seen on the 08/06/1996 - 60-0013 and 61-0013 (Malcolm)


CENTRAL ENTERPRISE 1997


When 10 Air Force B-1Bs were gathered in June at RAF Fairford, UK, it marked the largest deployment of the bombers yet in their relatively young operational life. It represented the first time that aircraft from two B-1 wings had deployed as a single unit. Aircraft and crews from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D., and the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas, flew to the British base to take part in NATO’s Central Enterprise 1997 during the period June 9–27. While in the UK, the B-1s combined with other NATO units to practice the defense of Central Europe with live-fire exercises.

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9th Bomb Squadron - Leather Patch 1997
BONES OVER BRITAIN




1998 CENTRAL ENTERPRISE


On June 9th 1998 six B-1Bs from the 9th BS at Dyess AFB arrived at RAF Fairford to take part in NATO exercise Central Enterprise
They were 83-0065, 84-0058, 86-0108, 86-0123, 86-0135 and 86-0140. 

Four B-52 Stratofortress bombers and 175 reservists from Barksdale deployed to the United Kingdom in June 1998 to take part in a series of NATO exercises. The Air Force Reserve Command contingent from Barksdale consisted of members of the 917th Wing's 93rd Bomb Squadron, maintenance and support organizations. They operated out of Royal Air Force Fairford, west of London, and began deploying 06 June 1998 and returned by 30 June 1998. In the first exercise, the B-52s took part in Baltic Sea Operations. BALTOPS is a joint maritime operation where B-52s simulated dropping sea mines in conjunction with U.S. Navy and NATO sea forces.

During another NATO exercise, Central Enterprise, the Barksdale reservists practiced integrating B-52 operations with other NATO air forces. Several U.S. units participated in the exercise, including a B-1 Lancer unit from Dyess AFB, Texas, which also launched missions from RAF Fairford. The 7th Expeditionary Operations Group wrapped-up its three-week deployment 25 June 1998 as the NATO exercise Central Enterprise ended. The 7th EOG brought together six Dyess B-1s and their 9th Bomb Squadron crews and four Air Force Reserve B-52Hs from the 93rd Bomb Squadron, based at Barksdale AFB, La.




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9th Bomb Squadron - Leather Patch 1998
BONES 2 OVER BRITAIN 



7th Expeditionary Operations Group (7th EOG)
Want It



October 1998

Of the 2nd Bomb Wing based at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, seen here being flight prepped. 
This was one of six B-52Hs which had arrived on 11.10 ("Havoc 11-16") as a show of strength 
against the Serbian Government regarding human rights violations in Kosovo.
Serbian forces were withdrawn shortly afterwards
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60-0059 B-52H 2nd BW, Barksdale AFB, RAF Fairford 10-98
by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation



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 T-Shirt made for the 2nd Expeditionary
Operations Group
Thanks to Ian Pole
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 Same T-Shirt as 1998 but with smaller design
on the front
Thanks to Ian Pole



1999 - Exercise Northern Light

13th September 1999 - Two B-52s arrived


1999 - Exercise Eclipse Bravo

24th September 1999 - MC-130s and MH-53s from RAF Mildenhall deployed to RAF Fairford for a training exercise


2001 - Nato Exercise

5th September 2001 - C-5s, C-141s, C-17s, MC-130s and EC-130s visit RAF Fairford over a two week period


2005 - Bright Star

September 2005 - B-52s deployed to support Exercise Bright Star along with supporting KC-135s.
B-1Bs deployed at the same time to take part in training missions


JUNE 2014

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BALTOPS / SABRE STIKE 2014
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Saber Stike 2014 
171st ARS - Michigan ANG
Six Pack

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D-DAY 70th Anniversary Honor Flight by Fairford B-52 Crew

On June 4th three B-52s landed at RAF Fairford, callsigns EXULT 11/12/13 - two were from the 2nd Bomb Wing based at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana and the other from the 5th Bomb Wing based at Minot AFB, North Dakota. On the lead up to the deployment the three B-52s were due to take part in 'Exercise Sabre Strike 2014' but that was cancelled the day they actually arrived and the detachment was downgraded to a familiarisation exercise (FAMEX) around the UK. 

Following the B-52 arrivals, on June 8th two B-2As "Spirit of Louisiana" & "Spirit of Indiana" arrived as 'DEATH 11 & 12'





JUNE 2015

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BALTOPS / SABRE STRIKE 2015

Some more B-52 Deployment photo's can be seen here - http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=64889&p=664777#p664777



2016


BALTOPS / SABER STRIKE 2016





Please contact me if you have any more information on any Fairford Exercises / Deployments raf.fairford@gmail.com