RAF Coningsby Typhoon jets training delayed by Syrian crisis

Typhoon jet
Typhoon jet

Speculation is rising that Typhoon jets at RAF Coningsby are on stand-by for Syria.

The 29 (Reserve) Squadron has delayed routine, annual exercises that usually take place in Akrotiri, Cyprus.

The chemical attacks in Syria have made the region more sensitive and therefore, as a precaution, the typhoon training is being held back.

Typhoons have been an important part of British security in the past. In March 2011 David Cameron announced that the United Kingdom would deploy Typhoons in Libya to enforce a no-fly zone.

Typhoon jets were also used in the London 2012 Olympics for large-scale security exercises.

As tension in Syria rises the speculation surrounding Britain’s involvement is also increasing.