2010’s

2014

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’

Jetwash Aviation report – http://www.jetwashaviationphotos.com/2nd-aeg–usaf-b-2s—b-52s-at-raf-fairford.html

 

2015

BALTOPS / SABRE STRIKE 2015

A great report can be found here –
http://www.jetwashaviationphotos.com/usaf-bombers-in-britain–raf-fairford.html

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

Report here – http://www.airshows.co.uk/features/2016/raf-fairford-baltops-exercise-saber-strike/

 

2017

‘DEFENDERS OF LIBERTY’
Global Strike Command @ RAF Fairford – www.jetwashaviationphotos.com/-defenders-of-liberty-.html

 

2018

Sovereign Skies – 4 xB52’s – 23rd Bomb Squadron ‘Barons’

http://www.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1428395/minot-airmen-b-52s-complete-uk-deployment/

BALTOPS / SABER STRIKE 2018

345th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron

http://www.afgsc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1538407/345th-expeditionary-bomb-squadron-takes-flight-to-the-uk/

 

Updated take on a WWII heritage design, replacing a big round “notional” style bomb with a JDAM and putting a beer in the other hand

 

 

AMPLE STRIKE 2018

2x B-52’s – 343rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron

www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1626709/ample-strike-18-underway/

2019

Bomber task force 2019 – 6x B-52’s from the 2nd Bomb Wing Barksdale AFB

http://www.aeroresource.co.uk/operational-reports/raf-fairford-2nd-bomb-wing-b-52-deployment/?fbclid=IwAR0WoVdAzAzX1_i1gRwwoL2wXaHLAilEQ4rAXllQqkx30y8Jtg3wBvjNErc

 

AMPLE STRIKE 2019

1x B-52 www.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1958190/307th-bomb-wing-preps-for-dual-exercises/

 

B-2 BOMBER TASK FORCE EUROPE

http://www.jetwashaviationphotos.com/useucom-b-2-deployment-2019.html

 

BOMBER TASK FORCE 20-1

www.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1988559/bomber-task-force-deploys-to-europe