Author: Chris Wood

Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1

For three weeks in March, the skies over Lincolnshire, northern England and the North Sea reverberated to the sound of numerous jet fighters. Whilst this isn’t that unusual as half of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoons are based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, between the 6th and 24th March there were additional aircraft adding to the noise. These aircraft were taking part in exercise Cobra Warrior 23-1, the largest exercise conducted by the RAF, which is designed to train crews in high intensity large force tactical air warfare. The exercise also formed the Mission Employment Phase of the RAF Qualified Weapons Instructor (QWI) course.

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