Stunning pictures capture RAF Mildenhall tanker refuelling a B-52 Stratofortress in mid-air
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These stunning images show a B-52 Stratofortress being refuelled in the skies over the North Sea by a KC-135 tanker from RAF Mildenhall.
The pictures, captured by Tech Sgt David Dobrydney, were taken during a training flight on January 19.
The US Air Force Stratofortress is on a deployment to England from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota.
It is seen flying with two US Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to RAF Lakenheath and two RAF Typhoons.
Four B-52s, which has a wing span of 185ft, are currently conducting training in the UK with one recently making a flying visit to RAF Mildenhall when it was diverted due to inclement weather.
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RAF Mildenhall’s 100th Air Refuelling Wing celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. Its airmen and aircraft have provided support to major operations across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
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