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The UK has taken delivery of its 14th F-35B Lightning II.

The new jet has now flown into Beaufort, South Carolina. A place better known for the 1983 movie "The Big Chill" and the nearby United States marine corps base at Parris Island

The jet, operated by both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, will be capable of operating on the brand-new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and from land.

There are currently 200 British personnel based at Beaufort, where they are tasked with testing the aircraft and getting them ready to arrive in the UK.

To read more on Forces:

http://www.forces.net/news/uk-takes-delivery-14th-f-35

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