One of the US Air Force's most famous planes has been seen and heard flying over Swindon.

Two huge B-52 bombers have landed at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. 

The USAF long-range bombers touched down at the nearby airfield on Monday afternoon and evening, and are rumoured to be flying in the area throughout the week. 

One was seen flying in over Malvern before landing while the other one was seen on maps over the North Sea and Norway.

It is understood that the planes - call-signed GROAT11 and GROAT12 - departed Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota and refuelled using a KC-135 Stratotanker over Canada on their journey towards the Cotswolds base.

Swindon and Wiltshire Camera Club member Mike Coxhead was at the airfield to see the last of the two B-52s land and captured the moment on camera in a series of images. 

It has been reported that four more B-52s will be landing this week, meaning six will be in the area in total.

It is believed, according to one aviation source, that the six planes will be conducting training for NATO and will be flying overhead throughout the day and night at times until July, with flying times potentially falling between 11pm and 5am.