The German Air Force Visits RAF Brize Norton to Discuss Deepening A400M Cooperation Opportunities

On Tuesday 8th August, RAF Brize Norton hosted a German Air Force delegation as part of ongoing activity associated with the twinning of Wunstorf-based Air Transport Wing 62, and RAF Brize Norton.

German Air Force visit RAF Brize Norton to discuss deepening A400M co-operation opportunities

This twinning seeks to broaden and deepen the existing relationship between the two Air Mobility Forces, which will initially see six German Air Force Pilots and one Air Loadmaster join Number LXX Squadron on UK A400M operations.

German Air Force visit RAF Brize Norton to discuss deepening A400M co-operation opportunities

Heading the visit was Wunstorf Station Commander, Colonel Bette, who met with Brize’s own Station Commander, Group Captain Tim Jones and Wing Commander Gareth Burdett, Officer Commanding Number XXIV Squadron, following an overview tour of A400M operations on Station which included a visit to the new A400M hangar facilities and the A400M flying Squadrons.

German Air Force visit RAF Brize Norton to discuss deepening A400M co-operation opportunities

Group Captain Tim Jones said: "I am delighted to welcome Colonel Bette and his team to RAF Brize Norton. With three German Air Force pilots already operating on the UK Atlas Force, the close and developing relationship between our two Air Mobility Forces is plainly evident and I look forward to seeing the German Air Force presence here on Station building in the coming months."

German Air Force visit RAF Brize Norton to discuss deepening A400M co-operation opportunities