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RAF makes a royal entrance at Westover in March

WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE -- K C-17, T-TAIL TIME >> No. 99 Squadron RAF makes a royal entrance at Westover in March, flying in from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire in England, 65 miles west of London. The base is the home to a number of cargo and refueling aircraft that include this C-17 Globemaster III. Tail number ZZ176 sports the puma salient tail artwork that harkens back to the units first aircraft the de Havillard DH.9 that had a single puma named engine. The No. 99 Squadron RAF got it’s start in World War I were it flew missions out of France along the Western front. (photos by Tech. Sgt. Malcolm Tevanian)