American warplanes fly night missions

F15 aircraft at Lakenheath Credit: ITV News Anglia

American warplanes based at Lakenheath in Suffolk will be taking part in night training missions between May 19th and May 22nd.

Aircraft will be in the air until midnight Credit: ITV News Anglia

Senior officers say the night operations are required to maintain aircrew proficiency and ensure pilots remain ready to meet future challenges.