The Royal Air Force Typhoon fleet has now reached more than 100,000 flying hours. Typhoon jets play a vital role in the protection of the UK, and we remain committed to enhancing Typhoon’s capability to meet the needs of the RAF’s Future Force 2020. The picture shows a Typhoon at the Farnborough International Air Show.
(Photo by: David Tucker, Crown copyright)
UK squadrons have joined US and Australian military forces for intensive training in Nevada
Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft are taking part in Red Flag, the most complex air exercise of the year, which started at Nellis Air Force Base on Monday, 27 January.
The RAF squadrons have joined 150 aircraft from the US armed forces and Royal Australian Air Force for 3 weeks of intensive training in the skies above Nevada.
As training with the F-35 Lightning II steps up in Florida, Royal Air Force pilot Flight Lieutenant Hugh Nichols shares his impressions of the advanced stealth jet ›
Flight Lieutenant William Wales in the cockpit of an RAF Sea King helicopter
The Duke of Cambridge completed his tour of duty with the Search and Rescue Force at RAF Valley earlier this month.
During his last shift, Flight Lieutenant William Wales and his crew had an uneventful 24 hours which ended at 9.30am on Tuesday, 10 September 2013.
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(Photo by: Senior Aircraftwoman Faye Storer, Crown copyright, via defencehq)
RAF Pilot Jim Schofield performs the first short takeoff at sea in a F-35B aircraft onboard USS Wasp.
Personnel from RAF stations Coningsby and Waddington in Lincolnshire brought back moustaches for Movember, and raised vital funds for men’s cancer.
Photo: Corporal Neil Dobson, a Survival Equipment Fitter based at RAF Coningsby, was the proud winner of the Movember competition. [Picture by Senior Aircraftman Steve Buckley, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012]
Oakwood Cemetery Annex in Montgomery, Alabama is the largest Commonwealth War Grave in the United States and contains a cross of sacrifice in memorial to the Commonwealth war dead buried in the United States. Oakwood Annex contains the graves of 80 Royal Air Force men who lost their lives while serving in the United States. There are also the graves of 20 French airmen in an adjacent site at Oakwood Annex.
Every year a service is held to remember the British and French airmen, who lost their lives in training programs run by the United States to help the Allied war effort, principally during World War II. This year the Remembrance Service was held on the morning of 11 Nov 2012 and was hosted by the British and French officers of Maxwell Air Force Base. The Remembrance Ceremony is an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made by all the allied nations in the Second World War and our combatants in more recent conflicts. The ceremony included the laying of Commemorative wreaths by British and French officers in memory of the British and French war dead, the laying of a Canadian wreath, and the laying of a wreath by the USAF remembering those lost to war in service of the United States Air Force.
Congratulations to Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant Dougal Gow for his completion of the Ironman Florida Triathlon in Panama City Beach, Florida!
Dougal finished the race in 10 hrs 11 mins and 46 secs, which placed him 155th overall, out of 2400 finishers, 135th male and 9th in his age group. During the race, Dougal raised over £500 for the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen’s Families Association. He is now getting ready for the Ironman Texas in May 2013.