RAF navigator receives bravery award from the French

NAVIGATORA RAF navigator has been awarded a top French medal for the second time in three years, for heroism under fire while protecting civilians from attack by… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Interview with OC 617 Dambuster Sqn

DAMBUSTERSThe RAF PR team interview OC 617 Sqn on the eve of the Dambusters commemoration. Wg Cdr David Arthurton, 40, originally from Harrogate, now living in Elgin. How do you feel, being the leader of such an illustrious Sqn? “Leader of the Dambusters Raid, Wing Commander Guy Gibson, seen with… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF becomes NATO Response Force lead

NATOThe RAF’s Joint Force Air Component Commander has assumed lead responsibility for the NATO Response Force. Air Cdre Martin Sampson said:”This is a really important time for the UK JFAC and the RAF. Operations over Libya emphasised how important our role within NATO is as well as the need to maintain a robust air command and control capability. This year holds many uncertainties, the unfolding events in Africa…See full details

RAF Sentinel deploys to Africa in support of Op in Mali

SENTINELA Sentinel aircraft from No 5(AC) Sqn has deployed from RAF Waddington to an airbase in Africa, in support of French military operations in Mali. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said: “Following discussions with the French, we have decided to deploy Sentinel, a surveillance capability that proved its worth in Libya and on an ongoing basis for counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan. We have also agreed…More information »

MoD Announces £14 million Brimstone Contract

BRIMSTONEA new £14 million contract to deliver hundreds of precision attack weapons to the RAF has been announced by the MoD. The Dual Mode Seeker Brimstone (DMSB) missile allows RAF crews to engage moving or static targets by day or night with pin point accuracy and is already used by RAF Tornado aircraft in Afghanistan and were used on operations over Libya. Wg Cdr Andy Turk said: “It is very popular with air crews…More information »

31 Sqn Tornados head to Gulf for Ex Shaheen Star

RAF personnel and aircraft from Marham are departing for Ex Shaheen Star, taking place in the United Arab Emirates. Wg Cdr Andy Turk, said: “These operations and exercises underline the need for good training and the RAF Tornado Force is delighted to have been invited. We last flew with our Arab partners during the coalition operations over Libya last year. This is a good opportunity to renew our professional…More information »

Government Publicly thanks Personnel for Op Ellamy

More than 100 Service personnel have been publicly thanked by the Government for their contribution to military operations over Libya at a reception at the Palace of Westminster. The Speaker, John Bercow, said: “The response of Members of Parliament and Peers is a testament to the high regard in which we hold them, and our respect for their service…More information »

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