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RAF Wittering runway ready to receive planes again

RAF Wittering personnel comb the runway for foreign objects ahead of the base becoming an active airfield again. EMN-141104-172354001

RAF Wittering personnel comb the runway for foreign objects ahead of the base becoming an active airfield again. EMN-141104-172354001

More than 300 air force personnel came together to sweep the runway to prepare their base for aircraft.

RAF Wittering will welcome planes again on Monday for the first time since the Harrier jump jet was axed in 2010.

Today (Friday) the entire base gathered to scan the runway for litter and debris in a “FOD plod”. FOD stands for Foreign Object Damage.

The event was one of the few where all squadrons stationed at the base come together for an operation.

Station commander Group Capt Damian Alexander said it was important to involve all personnel in the Fod Plod so they could all feel involved in the base becoming an active airfield once again.

 

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