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  • Today is the Centenary of the directive to employ the roundel on British aircraft.

    RAF - The Royal Air Force RoundelThe Royal Air Force Roundel

    raf.mod.uk 11 Dec '14, 12pm

    The origins of the Royal Air Force roundel come from the First World War. The need to be able to identify aircraft soon became apparent and orders were issued at the end of August 1914 for the Union Flag to be painted on the under-surface of the lower wings. This was satisfactory at l...

  • Uk4u Thanks! Christmas Box campaign launched.

    Uk4u Thanks!

    raf.mod.uk 10 Dec '14, 8am

    “Uk4u is thrilled to be able to continue a 1914 tradition started by Princess Mary of sending a gift from the nation to our Armed Forces on operations, away from their families, loved ones, and friends at Christmas. On this special centenary, for the 9th consecutive year, uk4u will be...

  • 1 (Fighter) Squadron In Full Swing.

    1 (Fighter) Squadron In Full Swing

    raf.mod.uk 10 Dec '14, 9am

    Royal Air Force Squadrons will deploy to the United States in January at the top of their game thanks to Tartan Flag, a training exercise designed to prepare RAF personnel for Exercise Red Flag, the most demanding, challenging and tactically complex air warfighting training anywhere i...

  • RAF Recruitment | OPERATION X

    raf.mod.uk 25 Nov '14, 12pm

    To experience the full mission, please visit us on a tablet or a desktop. Or watch the trailer now to preview the action. What happens when the RAF respond to a humanitarian crisis? From Pilot to Chef you’ll discover the vital role each of them plays. Watch full time Regulars and spar...

  • Typhoons At Dusk.

    Typhoons At Dusk

    raf.mod.uk 03 Dec '14, 8am

    As well as being the home of fast jet training and search and rescue, RAF Valley in Anglesey, North Wales can play host to a number of different aircraft types on training or operational duties. It also – like many airfields across the UK – acts as a “diversion” airfield in case of ba...

  • Ulster Student Picks Up Excellence Award.

    Ulster Student Picks Up Excellence Award

    raf.mod.uk 05 Dec '14, 8am

    A student at the University of Ulster enjoyed his first trip to London this week, with the icing on the cake being the presentation of a coveted national award for his outstanding ability as a pilot. Michael Jennings, 19, from Drumbo in County Down, was presented with the 2014 Royal A...

  • The de Havilland Mosquito prototype first flew on this day in 1940. (Photo: @Elwick70) https://…

    RAF Wyton - De Haviland Mosquito

    raf.mod.uk 25 Nov '14, 1pm

    The De Havilland Mosquito ("The Wooden Wonder", also known as "The Timber Terror") was a military aircraft that excelled in a number of roles during World War II. It was a twin-engine aircraft with the pilot and navigator sitting side by side. Unorthodox in design, it used a plywood s...

  • Training for 2015 continues at Scampton - here are pics of the first six-ship. Find more here: htt…

    RAF Red Arrows - First 2015 six-ship

    raf.mod.uk 24 Nov '14, 3pm

    Winter training for the 2015 Red Arrows team is underway at RAF Scampton. Typically, the training starts in October, with small groups of aircraft taking to the skies. Each pilot flies about three sorties a day, five days a week. These flights involve a thorough brief, debrief and dis...


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