Work on new lightning aircraft begins at RAF Marham

Work on the new lightning aircraft has started at RAF Marham Credit: ITV News Anglia

Work has begun at RAF Marham in Norfolk to make way for its new lightning aircraft which will arrive in 2018.

The stealth fighters F-35 Lightning Force will replace the current Tornado squadrons.

The upgrades at the base are costing £20 million including three new buildings to allow the maintenance, repair and upgrade of the aircraft to be carried out on the base.

Watch the full report from ITV Anglia's Matthew Hudson.