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Dambusters’ OC makes first F-35 flight

Photo: Wg Cdr Butcher, Officer Commanding 617 Squadron, Dambusters, in the cockpit of a UK F-35B Lighting after his very first flight in the aircraft at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Crown Copyright


The new Officer Commanding No 617 Squadron, Wg Cdr John Butcher, has completed his first flight in the F-35B Lightning II during his training at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina. The ‘Dambusters’ is the first front line UK F-35B Lightning II squadron and will return to RAF Marham, Norfolk,

Wg Cdr Butcher (left), Officer Commanding 617 Dambusters Squadron at MCAS Beaufort.

next summer.

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