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RAF COMBAT jets are ramping up training with NATO allies to beef up eastern European defences against Russia... Read More on Front Page
DEFENCE CHIEFS are to review the deployment of 20,000 military personnel supporting the NHS and civic authorities during the coronavirus crisis... Read More on Page 3
HEAVYWEIGHT HOUND Bronte, a 12-stone Newfoundland, shows her
appreciation for Forces charity workers... Read More on Page 7
Former Search and Rescue unit to carry out testing on frontline combat helicopters... Read More on Page 9
A FORMER SAC has been serving on the coronavirus frontline after being called up to help in a major hospital’s Intensive Care Unit... Read More on Page 10
LIFESAVING VENTILATORS and vital medical supplies have been airlifted by the RAF to support 270,000 people, most of them British, threatened by coronavirus in the Caribbean... Read More on Page 11
MORE THAN 600 Forces partners and civvie workers have volunteered for duty at Akrotiri to limit the effects of lockdown and self-isolation on the UK’s Cyprus base... Read More on Page 13
HE IS THE world’s undisputed king of speed whose jet-powered supersonic cars put Britain on pole position for engineering audacity... Read More on Page 14-15
LEADING AVIATION artist Michael Turner has produced a stunning homage to legendary pilot Alex Henshaw with the lavishly-illustrated book Alex Henshaw, A Flying Legend... Read More on Page 16-17
THE MEMORABLE and distinguished lives of 91 outstanding aviators – from Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Michael Beetham to Lettice Curtis, the first woman qualified to fly a four-engine bomber – feature in The Daily Telegraph Airmen’s Obituaries: Book Three, just published... Read More on Page 18
Obituary - Flt Lt George Calvert MC... Read More on Page 20
SERVICE SQUASH star Sqn Ldr Philip Rea took his fundraising challenge in his stride as he made £4,000 for the NHS through a virtual climb of Mount Everest... Read More on Page 23
THE RECENT VE75 Burpee Challenge, designed to honour the fallen of World War II, has stunned organiser Sgt Peter Todd with its success... Read More on Page 25
PWITH THEIR eyes firmly focused on the end of the current coronavirus pandemic, the RAF Telemark association is looking to inspire new members to prepare for its indoor training camps in Holland... Read More on Page 26
THE CURRENT RAF marathon and UK Armed Forces champion, ultra-runner FS Mike Taylor, is now the first British global champion for the Red Bull Wings for Life race... Read More on Page 27


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