British Minister of State on one-day visit to Estonia
British Minister of State for the Ministry of Defence and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, Earl Howe, arrived in Estonia for a one-day visit on Thursday.
Lord Howe is scheduled to meet with commander of the Estonian Defence Forces Lt. Gen. Riho Terras, MP and former defense minister Sven Mikser (SDE), and the deputy secretary general of the Estonian Foreign Ministry for political affairs, Kyllike Sillaste-Elling.
Lord Howe will also visit the Royal Air Force contingent currently performing the NATO Baltic air policing mission out of Ämari air base in northwestern Estonia.
The current British rotation stationed at Ämari is the third to take part in the Baltic air policing mission, and the second British unit to operate out of Ämari in the past three years. Their Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets and personnel are part of the the RAF’s 140th Expeditionary Air Wing based in RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland.