27 British F-35Bs Complete Their FIRST Operational Missions | Forces TV
The UK's most advanced warplane, the F-35B, has successfully completed its first operational missions. The Lightning jets flew alongside Typhoon aircraft over Iraq and Syria in support of Operation Shader - Britain's contribution to the fight against so-called Islamic State. The first mission took place on 16 June over Syria, with two F-35Bs taking part. Since then, the jets have flown a further 12 sorties from RAF Akrotiri.