23 days of live firing and jet flying at Norfolk military bases

Trainee RAF Regiment gunners from Mekitila Flight take part in section attack drills on the 8th July

Trainee RAF Regiment gunners from Mekitila Flight take part in section attack drills on the 8th July 2020 at STANTA Ranges. Photographer: SAC Jamie Ledger/MoD Crown Copyright 2020 - Credit: SAC James Ledger

Live firing and military aircraft flying will be taking place at bases on 23 days and nights in March.

Residents can expect to hear firing and see aircraft over Stanford, near Thetford, and at Sculthorpe, near Fakenham, training areas throughout March.

Trainee RAF Regiment gunners from Mekitila Flight take part in section attack drills on the 8th July

Live firing and military aircraft flying will be taking place at bases on 23 days and nights in March. - Credit: SAC James Ledger

The military will be firing small arms and air weapons on various days between March 2 and 19 on STANTA while Jet and propeller aircraft will be in use at Sculthorpe between March 8 and 26.

There will also be additional aircraft on various days at STANTA between March 1 and 25.

A spokesperson from the Ministry of Defence said: “Live firing sorties at UK air to ground ranges are part of the essential training that ensures that RAF and allied front line aircrew are ready to defend our interests across the globe.


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“Red flags by day and red lamps by night will indicate that live firing is taking place within the range boundaries.

“Do not enter the danger area when the range is in use, this is a danger to life.

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Trainee RAF Regiment gunners from Mekitila Flight take part in section attack drills on the 8th July

Live firing and military aircraft flying will be taking place at bases on 23 days and nights in March. - Credit: SAC James Ledger

Air activity at both bases can be expected throughout the daytime and night, while firing activity ranges depending on the day.

Firing activity at STANTA

Small Arms

March 9 - Day and night

March 10 - Day and night

March 11 - Day and night

March 12 - Day and night

March 13 - Day and night

March 14 - Day and night

Air Weapon

March 2 - Day and night

March 3 - Day and night

March 4 - Day and night

March 5 - Day and night

March 6 - Day and night

March 19 - Day

Aircraft Activity STANTA

Helicopter

March 12 - Day and night

March 13 - Day and night

March 14 - Day and night

March 15 - Day and night

March 16 - Day and night

March 17 - Day and night

March 18 - Day and night

Propeller

March 1 - Day and night

March 2 - Day and night

March 3 - Day and night

March 4 - Day and night

March 15 - Day and night

March 16 - Day and night

March 17 - Day and night

March 18 - Day and night

March 22 - Day and night

March 23 - Day and night

March 24 - Day and night

March 25 - Day and night

Aircraft Activity Sculthorpe 

Jet

March 22 - Day and night

March 23 - Day and night

March 24 - Day and night

March 25 - Day and night

March 26 - Day and night

Propeller

March 8 - Day and night

March 9 - Day and night

March 10 - Day and night

March 11 - Day and night

March 12 - Day and night

March 15 - Day and night

March 16 - Day and night

March 17 - Day and night

March 18 - Day and night

March 19 - Day and night

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