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  • Jack's on a record roll

    DAREDEVIL WWII veteran Jack Hemings pulled off some record-breaking aerobatic stunts in a vintage Spitfire... at the age of 102.

  • Park life

    THE SERVICE’S skaters are getting into park and ride mode as the association plans a series of unofficial jam sessions.

  • Ukraine drone deal

    THE UK is to order thousands of drones for Ukraine under a £200 million agreement.

  • Crasher Jack’s on a roll

    A 102˜YEAR˜OLD RAF veteran has become Britain’s oldest Spitfire pilot after flying the iconic World War II aircraft to mark two significant anniversaries.

  • Typhoon gets Turbo power

    FLT LT Dave ‘Turbo’ Turnbull is gearing up for a blockbuster Summer as the RAF’s Typhoon display pilot.

  • Saudis spearhead Gulf security drill

    UK TYPHOONS have launched combat training sorties alongside allies in Saudi Arabia in the latest multi-national war drills to strengthen military ties in the Middle East.

  • Reds letter day

    THE RED Arrows unveiled their new look as the team prepares to mark its 60th anniversary with a landmark five-week tour of Canada.

  • Ink-rethink

    THE RAF is to follow the Army and Royal Navy and relax rules on hand tattoos to boost recruitment and retention.

  • Hayley hits jackpot

    MENTAL HEALTH campaigner Cpt Hayley Court has smashed her fundraising target after netting more than £100k for Forces personnel battling conditions like PTSD.

  • Tribute to medic who died fighting Covid

    A FLIGHT SERGEANT who died aged 30 after she caught tuberculosis while helping medics during the Covid-19 pandemic has been remembered on what would have been her 33rd birthday.

  • Planning to make their mark

    THE NEWEST of the disciplines to take to the slopes in both Austria and France, having won the IS for the first-time last year, Telemark was creating another piece of history at the Championships as the association would be selecting the largest women’s team since its conception.

  • Falcons chute to thrill

    TURNING A frontline military skill into a show-stopping performance art takes skill and intensive training.

  • The candy man can

    SWEET˜TOOTHED Service hockey star AS1 Liam Sanford found time to talk to RAF News as he prepares to play at the Paris Olympics this July.

  • Pair Dy the flag for RAF Hockey

    RAF HOCKEY fans will be seeing double at this year's European Indoor Hockey Championships in Istanbul after the selection of Sqn Ldr Kathy Morten.

  • A bad day at office as IS draws nearer

    THE GAUNTLET has been thrown down to the Service’s men’s rugby union stars following a tough 20-39 defeat to Cambridge University at Grange Road.

  • Old and new gunning for IS glory on slopes

    BEFORE THE snowy slopes and parks of Austria and the RAF Championships were even a vague memory, the Service’s Alpine stars moved to Meribel in France to prepare for the season-defining Inter-Services competition.

  • Spotlight on welfare

    THE RAF Benevolent Fund and Greenwich Hospital have launched an 18-month probe into support for Air Force and Navy personnel and their families.

  • Call-up for Bravo vets

    THE RAF Museum Midlands is collaborating with theatre company Highly Sprung to tell the story of the legendary Chinook Bravo November.

  • Civvie scramble alert

    RAF TYPHOONS were scrambled to escort a civilian passenger aircraft landing at Manchester Airport after communication with the airliner was lost.

  • Photo of the week

    TECHNICIANS AT Akrotiri check a Typhoon following a long-distance bombing mission on Houthi sites in Yemen.

  • BAE signs up space cadets

    AEROSPACE GIANT BAE has launched the UK’s first degree apprenticeship in Space Systems Engineering.

  • Bomber’s on target

    RAF AIR Command has welcomed the 6,000th visitor to the wartime office used by Marshal of the RAF, Arthur ‘Bomber’ Harris.

  • Data aces keeping UK jets flying

    KEEPING ROYAL Air Force Typhoons flying thousands of miles from their home base is a test for Coningsby engineering aces, writes Pete Singlehurst.

  • Cheque in at Akrotiri

    FUNDRAISERS AT the airport terminal at Akrotiri netted more than £1,000 in donations from Forces personnel heading back to the UK.

  • D-Day call

    AIR FORCE chiefs are looking for D-Day veterans and their families to help mark the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, in June.

  • Museum backs jobs drive

    THE RAF Museum has joined a UK-wide drive to give young people a better chance of succeeding in the job market.