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The British are coming — to train at D-M

A trio of Royal Air Force heavy-lift helicopters will be among the visiting aircraft training at Tucson's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Also, three U.S. Air Force Talon jet trainers based in Texas will fly out of D-M at the end of the month.

The United Kingdom's visiting Chinooks are part of the RAF's No. 7 Squadron from RAF Odiham,  a historic airfield southwest of London that is the sole base for the UK's heavy-lift choppers.

The helicopters arrived at D-M on Feb. 27 and will train here until June 19, officials said.

Also visiting will be three AT-38 Talons from Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, which will train here March 27-30.

"During these visits, the aircrews will follow all D-M arrival and departure processes and adhere to noise abatement procedures," base officials said.

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An RAF Chinook helicopter.