British personnel leave southern Afghanistan

British military personnel in southern Afghanistan sit patiently onboard a RAF C17 destined for the UK.The final UK service personnel have left Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan after completing the most challenging military redeployment operation for a generation. Servicemen and women watched as… More information

Thousands of forces families put down roots

FORCESMore than £28 million has been loaned to armed forces families to enable them to buy their first homes or to move up the property ladder. Since the scheme was launched in April 2014… More information

Contract signed for first production batch of F-35B aircraft

F35BThe Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed a contract for the first production batch of 4 Lightning II stealth combat aircraft – which will operate from both the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers and Royal Air Force (RAF) land bases. The contract… More information

Winter 2014 edition of Envoy is available online.

Envoy winter 14Included in this issue: Addicted to Winter, The First World War in the Air, New Armed Forces Pension Scheme, Choosing a Boarding School, Living on the Other Side… in more ways than one and much, much more… More information

High flyer Carol Vorderman honoured by RAF

CAROLCarol Vorderman MBE has become the first female honorary Ambassador for the RAF Air Cadets at RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire. She’s always been something of a… More information

Defence Secretary visits Canada

FALLONOn his first official visit to the country, Mr Fallon laid a wreath at the National War Memorial to mark the contribution of Canadian service personnel, who have stood shoulder to shoulder with… More information

The Queen and Prince Philip’s visit RAF Lossiemouth

QUEENThe Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed with a flypast yesterday, during a visit to the UK’s most northerly RAF base on their 67th wedding anniversary. Two Typhoons and a… More information


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