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RAF Brize Norton is a Royal Air Force station in Oxfordshire about 50 miles west of London, England, United Kingdom. It is home to the Royal Air Force's heavy transport aircraft, the C-17 Globemaster III, and its Tristar and Vickers VC10 tankers. Download high resolution version (996x751, 61 KB)RAF Vickers VC-10 IMAGE COPYRIGHT SVEN TOBERGTE Used with the kind permission of Sven Tobergte. ... Download high resolution version (996x751, 61 KB)RAF Vickers VC-10 IMAGE COPYRIGHT SVEN TOBERGTE Used with the kind permission of Sven Tobergte. ... Download high resolution version (1200x800, 97 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1200x800, 97 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Jump to: navigation, search The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Jump to: navigation, search An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ... Jump to: navigation, search The C-17 Globemaster III The C-17 Globemaster III is a strategic airlifter manufactured by Boeing IDS, used by the United States Air Force and the Royal Air Force. ... Jump to: navigation, search Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 aircraft which was modified in Cambridge, UK, by Marshall Aerospace The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ... The VC-10 airliner was designed and built by Vickers in the 1960s. ... Tanker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


With the arrival of the Globemaster (C-17 in USAF service) and the future Airbus A400M the base has an assured future. With the closure of the home of the C-130 Hercules, RAF Lyneham the RAF's transport fleet will be further consolidated at Brize Norton. Jump to: navigation, search The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aviation branch of the United States armed forces. ... Jump to: navigation, search Airbus S.A.S. better known as simply Airbus, based in Toulouse, France, is the worlds largest commercial aircraft manufacturer. ... The Airbus A400M is a four-engine turboprop aircraft, designed by Airbus Military to meet the demand of European nations for military airlift. ... Jump to: navigation, search A United States Air Force C-130 Hercules The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop aircraft that serves as the main tactical airlifter for military forces worldwide. ... RAF Lyneham is a Royal Air Force station in Wiltshire, England. ...


The RAF's Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft, currently envisaged to be a fleet of Airbus A330 MRTTs, will be based at Brize Norton. The Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) will provide aerial refueling (AR) and Air Transport (AT) for the Royal Air Force using a version of the Airbus A330 MRTT. The Royal Australian Air Force announced in April 2004 that they had selected Airbus to provide tankers to a similar specification. ... The Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) is a next generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft based on the Airbus A330-200. ...

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No. ... Jump to: navigation, search The C-17 Globemaster III The C-17 Globemaster III is a strategic airlifter manufactured by Boeing IDS, used by the United States Air Force and the Royal Air Force. ... No. ... The VC-10 airliner was designed and built by Vickers in the 1960s. ... No. ... Jump to: navigation, search Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 aircraft which was modified in Cambridge, UK, by Marshall Aerospace The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ...

Lodger Units

Tactical Communications Wing RAF (TCW) is a Lodger unit at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. ...

Peace Camp and Protest

Unlike many UK military bases (eg. Fairford, Faslane Naval Base, RAF Lakenheath, Menwith Hill) RAF Brize Norton has not been subject to many peace demonstrations despite its pivotol role in conflicts that Britain has been involved in. Fairford is a small town in Gloucestershire, England. ... Faslane Naval Base, part of HMNB Clyde Her Majestys Naval Base Clyde is a base of the Royal Navy in Scotland, best known as the home of Britains nuclear weapons submarines. ... A 492d Fighter Squadron F-15E from Lakenheath lifts off from the airfields runway A F-15D of the 48 FW over England with a P-51 Mustang RAF Lakenheath is a United States Air Forces in Europe base, located near Lakenheath, Suffolk. ... Menwith Hill RAF Menwith Hill is an intelligence-gathering base located near the town of Harrogate, UK, 54°00′ N 1°41′ W. Founded in the 1950s to monitor High Frequency radio communications, it has been operated since 1966 by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and has grown to...


During the second Iraq war four anti-war protesters did prevent British planes carrying troops to Iraq from taking off for several hours.


More recently (21-25 April 2005) a peace camp took place as well as the first ever demonstration in Carterton where the base is situated. April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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RAF Lyneham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (147 words)
RAF Lyneham is a Royal Air Force station in Wiltshire, England.
Lyneham is scheduled for closure by 2012 with functions and aircraft relocating to RAF Brize Norton.
At this point the 25 new generation C-130Js will move to Brize Norton where they will join the A400M, the C-17 Globemaster and the aerial refueling fleet.
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