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The Queen

Queen Watches F-35 Vertical Landing During RAF Marham Visit

Her Majesty was welcomed to the base by personnel and members of the local community.

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The Queen has visited RAF Marham, in her capacity as Honorary Air Commodore of the station.

"RAF Marham is very proud to have The Queen as The Honorary Air Commodore of the base and it is always an honour to welcome Her Majesty to the Station," RAF Marham Station Commander, Group Captain Jim Beck, said.

"This was an opportunity to showcase some of the new Lightning facilities that are now in use on Her Majesty's Station and to introduce her to some of the personnel that work here."

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The Queen watched an F-35 aircraft conduct a vertical landing (Picture: RAF).

The Queen was welcomed by families and members of the local community, who waved flags as her car arrived.

She visited the Training Centre and met personnel from across the station.

The Queen later moved to different training areas to watch demonstrations of engine maintenance, weapons load and a canopy change.

The visit to RAF Marham also included a drive to a viewing location, where an F-35 Lightning jet conducted a vertical landing on one of the purpose-built pads at the base.

The Queen also met Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and Junior Ranks, along with civilian personnel, and spoke to them about their various roles before a lunch.

Cover image: Royal Air Force.