In Pictures: Exercise Crimson Warrior
Recently, the Royal Air Force concluded it’s largest exercise in a decade — take a look at the some of the highlights
The largest military exercise to be run by the Royal Air Force in the UK for many years has finished after three weeks of complex air activities.
The Exercise, called Ex Crimson Warrior involved personnel and aircraft from the RAF as well as the Royal Navy, British Army, United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force, and saw fast jets, multi-engine aircraft, helicopters and Unmanned Air Systems operating from Stations across the country.
Exercise Crimson Warrior was a development of the regular Cobra Warrior exercises with the addition of missions to support the work up of F-35B Lightnings and helicopters that will form the Carrier Strike Group Air Wing during next year’s operational deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Incorporating large scale tactical training, the exercise began on the 19 October and involved over 70 aircraft completing a range of missions. The Exercise also marked the end of the long and demanding Qualified Weapons Instructor (QWI) Courses, which train selected personnel to be expert practitioners in their individual warfare speciality or aircraft.
Take a look at some of the events that happened during the exercise below:👇