US Marine Ospreys Deploy to Europe for Presidential Visit

HMX-1 MV-22B Osprey 168302/06 at Lajes on May 31, 2019 (Andre Inacio)

On May 31, 2019 four United States Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys departed Lajes Air Base in the Azores enroute to Caen in France to support the forthcoming visit of President Trump to Europe.
The four MV-22Bs belong to HMX-1 (Marine Helicopter Squadron One) and used callsigns "Knighthawk51-54":-

Four MV-22Bs getting ready for departure from Lajes on May 31, 2019 (Andre Inacio)

They were supported by three VMGR-252 (Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252) KC-130Js:-

VMGR-252 KC-130J 165810 was one of three support aircraft for the deployment (Andre Inacio)

Other HMX-1 helicopters arrived in the UK a few days earlier in the shape of VH-3D Sea Kings which were air freighted into RAF Mildenhall, later flying on to Biggin Hill.