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  • Race is on for E-kit

    DEFENCE CHIEFS have brought in boffins from UK race aces McLaren to help develop new-generation electric military vehicles for the frontline.

  • Atlantic Rocked

    A FOUR-STRONG team of RAF Gunners have crossed the finish line of an epic 3,200-mile race across the Atlantic, raising £22,000 for five military charities.

  • Olivia’s off to a flyer

    A 13-YEAR-OLD who was born with total hearing loss has become the first-ever deaf RAF cadet to fly an aircraft.


    THE LATEST additions to the UK’s F-35 Lightning fleet have landed at Marham.

  • Women go down fighting as men play first ever IS match

    IT WAS a battle royal, but the RAF women’s netball team could not stop a clean Inter-Services sweep for the Army at Aldershot.

  • Clean sweep

    SUSPENDED 100ft from the ground, the RAF Museum Midland’s team of specialist dustbusters got to work bringing a shine to the collection of vintage warbirds.

  • Remember The Many from Battle of Britain

    A KENT BATTLE of Britain charity’s ambitious aims to remember ‘The Many’ who supported the fighter aircrew who defeated the Luftwaffe in 1940 has won support from Group Captain John Hemingway DFC, widely believed to be the last of ‘The Few’.

  • Kitchen proves far too hot for novice fencers at Cosford

    ASl JAY Kitchen cooked up a Novice Cup fencing storm taking all three men's titles, with Off Cdt Amber Brittlebank taking two out of three in the women's.

  • Blackjack’s on a Turbo charge

    DISPLAY ACE Flt Lt Dave ‘Turbo’ Turnbull (inset right) put the finishing touches to his show-stopping routine with a low-level, 500ft pass in the distinctive Blackjack Typhoon.

  • Shed a load

    WELFARE CHIEFS have joined forces with the UK Men’s Shed Association to help vets battling mental health problems.

  • D-Day call to mark 80th anniversary

    AS THE countdown begins to the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the Royal British Legion is calling on the public to take part in activities across the UK and in Northern France to commemorate the Normandy campaign in their own communities.

  • Historic win

    SCAMPTON CHURCH and RAF War Graves Heritage Centre have scooped second place at the coveted Ministry of Defence Sanctuary Awards Ceremony, held at The Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth.

  • Bomb aces honoured

    A MEMORIAL to RAF Bomb Disposal personnel has been officially opened at a dedication ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire.

  • ‘Lower risk’ ops medal launched

    A NEW operational medal recognising personnel on operations in lower risk environments has been announced by Defence Secretary Grant Shapps.

  • Dogs gong it

    CONINGSBY DOG handlers scooped this year’s Prestige Trophy after showcasing their canine security skills.

  • Blue light for Valley medics

    VALLEY MEDICAL responders took delivery of their first emergency vehicle following a fundraising drive by local businesses and community groups.

  • Cpl Tom’s all heart

    BRIZE NORTON˜BASED medic Cpl Tom Farrand has raised nearly £20,000 to support a campaign to provide life-saving defibrillators in his hometown.

  • CAS tribute to Ukraine’s ‘Few’

    THE CHIEF of the Air Staff, ACM Sir Richard Knighton, paid tribute to the first Ukrainian pilots to graduate after training with the RAF, evoking the spirit of Churchill’s Few who overcame the odds to halt the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain.

  • Atlas launches Gaza aid drop

    RAF CREWS dropped 10 tonnes of life-saving aid into Gaza as part of a joint UK/Jordanian mission to ease the plight of civilians trapped in the war-torn territory.

  • Great Scott

    ENDURANCE STAR FS Scott Hill will be leading the triathlon charge at the Inter-Services as the association’s newly-appointed performance director.

  • Final salute for D-Day hero John

    WG CDR John Bell, the last surviving British wartime member of the famous 617 ‘Dambuster’ Sqn, has died a week before his 101st birthday.

  • Hockey chief Oatley: 'Make ours a double'

    RAF HOCKEY Association Deputy Chairman Wg Cdr David Oatley is ‘hopeful of another double winning year’ after a successful IS women’s training camp in Cardiff.

  • Shelford shellshocked as RAF go on rampage

    A FRIDAY night cracker under the lights saw the RAF women’s rugby union stars thrash Shelford RUFC 38-0 in their last warm-up game before the Inter-Services.

  • Mass Dakota D-Day parachute jump

    THIS SUMMER Imperial War Museums (IWM) will mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day with a series of events, activities, and family programming across all five of its branches, including a themed Summer Air Show at IWM Duxford that will see more than 100 parachutists jump from 11 World War II era Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings.

  • Last Dambuster passes aged 100

    WING COMMANDER John Bell, who has died a week before his 101st birthday, was the last surviving British wartime member of the famous 617 ‘Dambuster’ Squadron in which he served as a bomb aimer on some of the squadron’s most important raids.

  • Ice stars warm up

    THE RAF Aces ice hockey team kicked off their season with the first three-day training camp of the year at Telford.

  • Jess powers on through

    IT WAS girl power to the fore at the second RAF Powerlifting Association Ladies’ Lift-Off camp at RAF Cosford, following the success of last year’s event.

  • Sheppard's on road to success after crit

    “A GREAT start to the season,” is how AS1(T) Laura Sheppard describes the Service road cyclists’ recent criterium races, which saw two top 10 finishes.

  • Rathbone best of UKAF anglers but SAMF dominate

    A NEW dawn broke for UKAF sea angling at a recent shore competition, and despite finishing third behind Sea Anglers Match Federation (SAMF) and the Police, the team’s future is bright.

  • Aries & Icarus reach for stars

    A STELLAR second season of Astra League football closed with the action going to the wire as the fixtures now turn to the semi-final stages.

  • Rhys peaks as climbers scale heights in Steel City

    THE STEEL City was the venue for this year's Inter-Services Bouldering Championships (ISBC) with the RAF team dominant at The Climbing Works event.