RAF participates in multinational refuelling exercise for the first time
- April 15, 2019
Royal Air Force tanker crews and A330 Voyager air-to-air refuelling (AAR) tanker attended the multinational refuelling exercise in Netherlands.
Crews from 10 Squadron and 101 Squadron normally based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire have spent a fortnight operating from Eindhoven airbase during European Air Refuelling Training (EART) 19, an event that allows tanker crews from several nations to become familiar with each other’s tactics and aircraft.
Alongside the RAF Voyager was a Dutch KDC-10, a German A310, while the French and USA each brought a KC-135. During the exercise the Voyager refuelled a range of aircraft including Typhoons from the German Luftwaffe.
This year was the first time that the RAF had taken part in the exercise.