The new aircraft, known as 13 Squadron, which were officially "stood up" in October, started flying missions over Afghanistan this week from their base in Lincolnshire.
The hi-tech Reaper drones are primarily used to gather intelligence on enemy activity on the ground, but they also carry 500lb bombs and Hellfire missiles for precision strikes on insurgents.
An MoD spokesman said they had been carrying out missions including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, but would not comment on exactly what individual missions had been flown in the past week by drones piloted from the UK.
More top news
It comes after officers last week renewed their appeal on the 20th anniversary of Michael Pritchard's death.
The OVO Energy Women's Tour race brought a £1.75 million boost to Northamptonshire's economy this summer.
After a frosty start, the day will brighten up with some sunny spells but remaining cold throughout.