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British troops are coming to Lithuania to replace their Danish counterparts who are participating in the Baltic air -policing mission


On Saturday, 9 October the Royal British Air Force aircraft VC10 is due to land at the Vilnius International Airport.

Some 100 British troops are arriving to take over from their Danish counterparts the Baltic airspace-policing mission. The British military, service personnel are coming to render logistical support to the British fighters involved in the air-policing function.

The British troops will undertake implementing the Baltic airspace policing on 14 October after the first two British fighters F-3 Tornado to replace the Danish fighters F-16 have landed at the Zokniai airport near Siualiai, northern Lithuania. 




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