Chief of Air Staff Visits RAF Marham

Work of Personnel at RAF Marham has been highly praised by Chief of the Air Staff.

Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford KCB CBE ADC RAF visited RAF Marham to meet with personnel and have an overview of the current role of the base and its future when it welcomes the first Lightning II aircraft in 2018.

CAS was provided with an overview of the Tornado GR4’s capability along with RAF Marham’s many other lodger units which contribute daily to operations at home and around the world. CAS particularly praised the  work of the Tactical Imagery-Intelligence Wing (TIW), which delivers steadfast support to the UK’s Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability.

RAF Marham remains at the forefront supporting Op HERRICK in Afghanistan with II(AC) Sqn currently deployed providing both close air support and reconnaissance to the troops on the ground utilising the high tech RAPTOR imaging pod to provide high quality imagery to support the ISAF mission.

As well as discussing the future infrastructure plans for hosting Lightning II, Stn Cdr, Gp Capt Smyth outlined RAF Marham’s expeditionary concept and his forward leaning approach to a return to ‘Bergen ready’ operations with the conclusion of Op HERRICK at the end of 2014.

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