UPDATED: President Obama has landed at RAF Fairford

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives on Air Force One at Royal Air Force Station Fairford, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, to attend the NATO Summit in Wales. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Air Force One carrying US President Barrack Obama touches down at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Air Force One carrying US President Barrack Obama on its final approach into RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. Joe Giddens/PA Wire

UPDATED: President Obama has landed at RAF Fairford

UPDATED: President Obama has landed at RAF Fairford

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US President Barack Obama landed at RAF Fairford just before 7pm tonight ahead of the NATO summit in Newport.

Police surrounded the base in anticipation of the US President's visit . Whelford Road is currently a hive of activity, with police officers based at every lay-by and eager plane spotters waiting for Air Force One to land.

Officers said they had been based at Whelford Road since Friday, in the run-up to the President's visit.

They also mentioned that when the President does arrive, the road will be closed for around half an hour.

The NATO summit begins tomorrow in Newport and will be the largest gathering of international leaders ever seen in Britain.

 

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6:50am Fri 5 Sep 14

Olly Cromwell says...

After parking the jumbo Obama took one look at the pot holed roads and opted for the helicopter
After parking the jumbo Obama took one look at the pot holed roads and opted for the helicopter Olly Cromwell
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8:38pm Fri 5 Sep 14

zer()cool says...

Now he's gone...to start world war III with his chummy Dave with Russia
Now he's gone...to start world war III with his chummy Dave with Russia zer()cool
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