AF QRA Force are “An impressive bunch”

QRAAs part of a wider tour of RAF sites in Scotland, the Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois spent a day at RAF Leuchars where the RAF’s 1 (Fighter) Squadron and 6 Squadron are based. During the visit to RAF air defence headquarters the… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Apprenticeships available within the MoD

ApprenticeshipThe Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force combined are the biggest providers of apprenticeships in the UK. Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois went to meet some of those on the scheme. Mark Francois spoke to young… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Growth of RAF Typhoon Force in Scotland

TYPHOONArmed Forces Minister Andrew Robathan has paid a visit to RAF Leuchars to witness first-hand the progress that the RAF has made in growing the Typhoon Force in Scotland. Andrew Robathan said: “It has been hugely reassuring and heartening for me to meet and talk to the men and women of RAF Leuchars who, every day of the year, maintain the highest levels of readiness in carrying out this vital role. They are professional and dedicated…See full details

RAF Scampton to remain Home of the Red Arrows and ASACS

RAF Scampton is to remain the base for the Red Arrows and the RAF’s Air Surveillance and Control System until at least the end of the decade. Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey said: “On cost and capability grounds, the ASACS infrastructure should remain at RAF Scampton. Additionally, the most effective way of operating the RAF Aerobatic Team without impacting on other flying is to stay at RAF Scampton…More information »

Confirming the end of RAF SAR

In a written ministerial statement, Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey, has confirmed the MoDs intention to end the military provision of search and rescue helicopter services. Military provision of SAR cover of the UK and Falkland Islands will end in Apr 16 with the retirement of the Sea King. The announcement comes as part of the long running Defence Rotary Wing Capability Study…More information »

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