TWO Eurofighter Typhoons have been spotted looping repeatedly over Herefordshire this afternoon (April 16), just days after two other recent sightings.

The planes, which took off from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, have been circling the county.

They have passed repeatedly over Hereford, Hay-on-Wye and the Golden Valley.

They were last seen over Herefordshire on April 10 and April 8.

RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire is one of two RAF Quick Reaction Alert Stations which protect UK airspace, according to the RAF.

It is home to two frontline, combat-ready squadrons and is the training station for Typhoon pilots.


The RAF says the Typhoon FGR.Mk four is a "highly capable and extremely agile multi-role combat aircraft", used for a "full spectrum of air operations" including air policing, peace support and high-intensity conflict.

Although Typhoon has flown precision attack missions in all its combat deployments to date, its most essential role is to provide quick reaction alert for UK and Falkland Islands airspace, the RAF said. 

Detachments have also reinforced NATO air defence in the Baltic and Black Sea regions.