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  • Atlas delivers aid lifeline for Gaza civilians

    THE RAF launched the UK’s latest aid drop into war-torn Gaza as part of a large scale mercy mission conducted by nine nations to ease the plight of Palestinian civilians.

  • Geez-ey does it

    MARATHON SENSATION Russ Cook, dubbed the Hardest Geezer, teamed up with RAF endurance star Sgt David Adam as he completed the final leg of his epic bid to run across Africa.

  • French guard at the palace

    MEMBERS OF the French Armed Forces made history as they became the first non-Commonwealth troops to guard Buckingham Palace, marking 120 years of the Entente Cordiale.

  • From ships of the desert to RAF boats: the many faces of Lawrence of Arabia

    T.E. LAWRENCE, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, is one of the most well-known personalities from the 20th century who played a prominent role in the Arab Revolt.

  • UKAF hat-trick for RAF Boxing

    IT WAS a UKAF selection hat-trick for RAF fighters at the Elite Boxing Championships in Aldershot.

  • Boss bows out on a high

    "IT' S BEST to change on a high, that's the way to go,” said WRT head coach Sgt Chris Hamilton after the 1-0 Inters win over the Royal Navy.

  • Lossie revamp

    THE FINAL single living accommodation block to be built as part of a major housing revamp at Lossiemouth has been completed.

  • D-Day convoy hits the road

    HUNDREDS OF Harley Davidson riders at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire led a convoy of four lorries carrying giant silhouettes from the For Your Tomorrow installation to France to honour those under British command who died during the D-Day landings.

  • On a charge

    RAF LOSSIEMOUTH’S Moray Flying Club has become the first to operate a carbon emission-free electric aircraft.

  • Diamond display debuts at Cosford

    THE RED Arrows will showcase their new 60th anniversary routine in front of an estimate 50,000-strong crowd at the Cosford Air Show.

  • RAFA’s back in the saddle

    FUNDRAISERS ARE set to hit the road at Cottesmore for this year’s Royal Air Force Association charity ride.

  • Medics scramble for civvie drill

    BRIZE MEDICS have teamed up with civilian air evacuation specialists to hone their frontline life-saving skills.

  • Falklands back in the loop

    A £8.9 million project to resurface Mount Pleasant’s Alpha Loop in the Falkland Islands has been completed.

  • Oldest WWII Goldfish Club member Reg dies aged 103

    FLT LT Reginald ‘Jimmy’ Woolgar, who has died two weeks before his 104th birthday, was an RAF air gunner who survived a ditching in the English Channel and went on to complete 42 bombing operations over Germany.

  • Game’s on for Forces families

    RAF FAMILIES are using internet-based communication such as online gaming and video calls to help them stay connected while serving away from home – according to new research.

  • Shot in the park for Stu

    A FORMER RAF and Army medic turned publican is taking his unusual military-themed bar out on the road – in a converted ex-Army Leyland DAF truck.

  • Made in Orleans

    UK ATLAS crews joined Nato allies to test their ability to operate on the frontline from remote locations during combat drills in France.

  • CAS drive for frontline AI

    AIR CHIEFS have unveiled plans to work with the Army, Navy and defence industry to develop a new generation of low-cost drones and uncrewed AI-driven platforms.

  • Texans keep memory of Brit trainee aircrew alive

    TERRELL, SOME 30 miles east of Dallas, is a small, fairly peaceful, American city. Noted for being the birthplace of Hollywood A-lister Jamie Foxx, 80 years ago things were very different when the skies resounded to the unmistakable sound of the radial engines of aircraft flown by RAF student pilots training at the local airfield.

  • 7th heaven for men

    IT WAS treble joy for the Service’s hockey stars as they dominated both the men’s and women’s and women’s masters at an historic IS outdoor championships in Aldershot.

  • Going to the dogs

    DOG HANDLERS tested out their skills at Honington’s new training capability unit alongside civilian canine experts.

  • Museum makes a day of it

    THE RAF Museum will be marking its annual Royal Air Force Day giving Service veterans and serving personnel the chance to meet up.

  • Alfie’s haul

    WYCOMBE MARATHON man Wg Cdr Alfie Hall clocked up 100 10k runs in 100 days to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • All revved up to go

    THE RAF sidecar team of Corporals Mark Middleton and Rob Atkinson kicked off a thrill-packed 2024 season after unveiling their new-look Adolf RS Yamaha at Brize Norton.

  • Thrills and spills

    A THREE-PRONGED assault on the opening rounds of the British Cycling BMX National Series in Manchester produced good results including a second place for Sgt Matt Haywood.

  • Throw yourself into judo

    A NEW dawn broke for Service judo as it relaunched at the RAF championships at Cosford.

  • RAF super six help UKAF take revenge

    A SUPER six of RAF netball stars shone in a four-game sweep over the Isle of Man national team at HMS Nelson in Portsmouth.

  • Three not-so-little fishies

    THE SERVICE’S sea anglers traded the white heat of competition for the learning curve of the first overseas expedition in 15 years, to Vingsand in Norway.

  • Titans humbled

    RAF RUGBY union head coach FS Justin Coleman is determined not to let the British weather bog down his side’s IS title challenge after back-to-back wins.

  • Masters Rock the Barbarians

    RAF RUGBY stars geared up for this month’s Inter-Services with an intensive week-long training camp in Gibraltar.

  • Navy break men's hearts with 84th-minute strike

    IT WAS late heartbreak for RAF football fans in a 2-1 defeat to the Royal Navy which saw the SRT give up the IS championship at Shrewsbury Town.

  • Out of this world

    SPACE, THE final frontier…. Wait, that’s the opening line from Star Trek. To boldly go… No, still Star Trek… One small step for man… There we go, real-life space adventure, greater than anything that Hollywood could ever imagine. The best part is that you can actually experience it yourself, without ever leaving planet Earth.