B-52’s deployed to Fairford.

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Huge B-52s are expected to arrive at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds over the next two days.

Plane enthusiasts believe around six of the United States Air Force planes will arrive at the base.

One B-52 has already landed while another two are expected this afternoon.

Support aircraft have already landed at Fairford and it is believed that between six and eight B-52s will land, subject to weather conditions.

The expected arrivals come ahead of a planned Nato exercise in Georgia, which will see more than 20 allies and partners work with humanitarian organisations.

RAF Fairford is due to be expanded as more than 1,000 US Air Force personnel and dependents are relocating there.

They will will move from RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk over the next five years, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The 530 USAF personnel and their 470 dependents will support a dedicated electronic surveillance aircraft that can fly strategic and tactical missions.

Boeing describes its B-52 as the most combat capable bomber in the US inventory.

It says: “Due to its high mission-capable rate, long range, persistence and ability to employ accurate standoff weapons and Joint Direct Attack Munitions, the B-52H continues to be a major contributor to the US and allied forces.”

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