207 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE HISTORY

207 SQUADRON MARHAM 2019

Pending the 'Standing Up' of the Squadron at Marham in July 2019 these news items are selected by the editor.
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OC 207 Squadron

https://twitter.com/oc207sqn?lang=en

Wg Cdr Scott Williams (OC 207 designate) - personal account
https://twitter.com/scottmo

OC 207 (Cranfield) Squadron ATC
https://twitter.com/pdnortonrafac

11 January 2019 Jane's Defence Weekly: UK declares IOC milestones for F-35, Typhoon
https://www.janes.com/article/85649/uk-declares-ioc-milestones-for-f-35-typhoon

FlyPast magazine January 2019 p41/42: article on the RAF Museum storage facility at Stafford
The January 2019 issue of FlyPast has an article by Ken Ellis on a visit to the RAF Museum's storage facility at Stafford in which the editor spotted "A small area is devoted to items that do not belong to the RAF Museum. Operational units and bases accumulate memorabilia that once adorned crew rooms and corridors. On permanent disbandment much of this material comes the way of the museum, but if the unit is 'resting' it remains the property of the Ministry of Defence via the Air Historical Branch. During my visit several large boxes were due to be delivered to Marham in Norfolk and Lossiemouth in Scotland. Travelling to East Anglia were items for 207 Squadron which is due to re-form on July 1, 2019, as the operational conversion unit for the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning." 

7 Dec 2018 USAFE-UK host RAF leaders, sign interoperability charter
https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1707981/usafe-uk-host-raf-leaders-sign-interoperability-charter/

26 Nov 2018 HMS Queen Elizabeth concludes fast jet trials with F-35s
https://www.naval-technology.com/news/fast-jet-trials/

15 Nov 2018 UK to double F-35 fleet with 17-jet order, Defence Secretary announces
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-to-double-f-35-fleet-with-17-jet-order-defence-secretary-announces

13 Oct 2018 Five UK F-35Bs Need Fuel Tube Replacement. The MOD has announced that five of the UK's 16 F-35B fighter jets require a replacement fuel tube after engine inspections.
https://www.forces.net/news/five-uk-f-35bs-need-fuel-tube-replacement

24 Sep 2018 Dambusters proud to parade Standard at RAF Marham
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/dambusters-proud-to-parade-standard-at-raf-marham-9045077/

23 Sep 2018 617 Squadron Standard Consecration
https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/617-squadron-standard-consecration/

22 Sep 2018 617 Squadron Presented With New Standard
https://www.forces.net/news/617-squadron-presented-new-standard

21 Sep 2018 New standard as ‘Dambusters’ squadron looks to the future at RAF Marham
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/new-standard-as-dambusters-squadron-looks-to-the-future-at-raf-marham-1-5706793

30 Jul 2018 Prince Charles gets into cockpit during Marham visit
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/prince-charles-gets-into-cockpit-during-marham-visit-9005085/

27 Jul 2018 First UK F-35 vertical landing carried out at RAF Marham
https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/f-35-vertical-landing-raf-marham/

15 Jul 2018 FARNBOROUGH: F-35B off to a flier with UK squadron
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/farnborough-f-35b-off-to-a-flier-with-uk-squadron-449809/

26 Jun 2018 The Coming of the F-35 to the UK: Working Through the Challenges
https://sldinfo.com/2018/06/the-coming-of-the-f-35-to-the-uk-working-through-the-challenges/

19 Jun 2018 An Update on Leveraging the F-35 in Shaping a Way Ahead: The Perspective of Air Commodore David Bradshaw
https://sldinfo.com/2018/06/an-update-on-leveraging-the-f-35-in-shaping-a-way-ahead-the-perspective-of-air-commodore-david-bradshaw/

6 Jun 2018 F-35 fighter jets land at RAF Marham
https://www.forces.net/news/f-35-fighter-jets-their-way-uk

11 April 2018 Preparing RAF Marham for new F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters
https://insidedio.blog.gov.uk/2016/04/11/preparing-raf-marham-for-new-f-35b-lightning-ii-joint-strike-fighters/

28 Mar 2018 RAF Marham commander defends high cost of bringing new F-35B Lightning aircraft to Norfolk
https://www.thetfordandbrandontimes.co.uk/news/raf-marham-commander-defends-cost-of-f35b-lightning-aircraft-1-5453598

22 Feb 2018 RAF F-35B Pilot explains the aircraft and training
https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/raf-f-35b-pilot-explains-the-aircraft-and-training/

Jul 5 2017 New F-35 Squadron named, 207 Squadron to become OCU
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/new-f-35-squadron-named-207-squadron-become-ocu/

809 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) has been resurrected as the first Royal Navy formation to fly the UK’s F-35 Lightning aircraft.
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/fleet-air-arm/future-aircraft/809-naval-air-squadron


207 Squadron Royal Air Force History
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