RAF fighter F35 visits RAF Valley

The aircraft will begin flying missions next year. (Picture: RAF Valley).

History was made at RAF Valley as the UK's first supersonic F-35B Lightning II jet visited the station.

The 617 Squadron aircraft flew the fifth-generation fighter to Valley from its home base at RAF Marham.

The jet will be used by the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy on land and sea for the next generation, with the first four aircraft operating from RAF Marham following their arrival from the United States last month.

The combat aircraft will work alongside the Typhoon and has multi-role machine capabilities of conducting missions including, air-to-surface, electronic warfare, intelligence gathering and air-to-air simultaneously.

The RAF will utilise the jets in missions from early 2019 after the current training concludes in the US.

RAF Valley is currently the home of advanced fighter pilot training and future graduated from IV Squadron - who will go onto fly the F-35 and Typhoon fighter jets.

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