Oct 17, 2013
British military flying in Germany ends after 68 years
The withdrawal of the remaining choppers is part of a sharp reduction of Britain’s 20,000-strong military presence in Germany. In March was that all British troops would be withdrawn from their bases in Germany by 2020. 15,000 servicemembers will be pulled out in the next three years.
The last three Lynx helicopters of the 1st Regiment Army Air Corps based in Germany left their base at Gütersloh on Friday.
At the height of the Cold War, the Royal Air Force had hundreds of aircraft — including several squadrons of nuclear bombers — in West Germany, and operated dozens of air bases throughout the country.