US boosts European military presence with B-52s
13 June 2014 Last updated at 07:04 BST
A number of US long range heavy bombers have been stationed at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.
It is the first time the B-52s have returned to their European "home" for more than a decade.
The B-52 is a symbol of American power, reminiscent of the Cold War. Their return to Europe is significant, given Russia's recent intervention in Ukraine.
Jonathan Beale reports.