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DEFENCE DAILY: F-35 Jets UK Flight Trials To Continue & Military Charity Gets Royal Wedding Invite

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F-35 Jets UK Flight Trials To Continue Despite US Grounding

The flight trials of F-35B Lightning fighter jets on board HMS Queen Elizabeth will continue, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced.

The US military has grounded its entire fleet of F-35 jets after a crash in South Carolina last month; a faulty fuel tube was blamed and each aircraft is to be inspected.

A spokesman for the MoD said the two jets on board Queen Elizabeth were fitted with a newer fuel pipe and are safe to fly.

The fuel pipes of the nine F-35 jets still in Britain will also be checked.

 

Military Charity Gets Royal Wedding Invite

A military charity has received an invite to the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank.

'Supporting Wounded Veterans' helps veterans wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq with their rehabilitation by teaching them how to ski.

Mr Brooksbank’s father, George, serves on the charity’s executive committee.

The wedding service itself will have a strong military theme: state trumpeters from the Band of the Household Cavalry will perform a fanfare and members of the Grenadier Guards will line the West Steps of the chapel as the couple leave the service.

 

England’s Lionesses Visit RAF High Wycombe

Two members of England’s female football team, the Lionesses, have paid a visit to RAF High Wycombe.

Laura Bassett, with 63 caps and Rachel Unitt, with 102, played a game of ‘keepy-uppy’ with serving personnel and met with members of the RAF Women’s football team.