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Latest Headlines

  • Calm after Kabul chaos

    RAF PILOTS have spoken of how they faced chaos and bullets as they flew into Kabul to rescue more than 15,000 Afghan men, women and children fleeing the Taliban...

  • Flying into chaos as Taliban seize Kabul

    RAF PILOTS who lifted more than 15,000 people to safety from Afghanistan have revealed how they flew into chaos as the Taliban seized control of the capital Kabul...

  • Into hell on his debut as A400 Captain

    A400M PILOT Flt Lt Neil Franklin dodged rogue helicopters over the airstrip as he came in low but was forced to abandon an attempt to land on the Kabul taxiway at 100 feet...

  • We landed as Kabul was taken

    SQUADRON LEADER Mark Parker (pictured) was one of the first to land with troops from 16 Air Assault Brigade. He held his ground as machine gun rounds hit the tarmac around him as the Taliban stormed the Afghan capital and closed in on the airport...

  • Thom joins UK space race

    WG CDR Thom Colledge has taken command of Britain’s early warning station at Fylingdales as UK Defence steps up space operations...

  • Red Arrows going green

    THE RED Arrows are seeking environmentally friendly versions of smoke dye and diesel solvent as part of the RAF’s drive to cut its carbon footprint...

  • Sentry stands down

    THE UK’S last Sentry surveillance aircraft has returned to Waddington after a final mission ending 30 years of service...

  • Royal HAir Force

    WOMEN IN the Royal Air Force and Army will be able to wear their hair in a variety of styles as Defence chiefs continue their drive to make the military more representative of British culture...

  • Sand & deliver

    BRAVING TEMPERATURES of 45˚C on the southern edge of the Sahara, a specialist UK Forces team is engulfed in a wall of sand as a RAF Chinook supporting French anti-terrorist operations in Mali comes in to land...

  • PATH TO VICTORY

    WILL IREDALE’S account of The Elite RAF Force that Turned the Tide of World War II begins, not over the Ruhr, Berlin or Dresden, but appropriately much closer to home...

  • Stars in their eyes

    THE FIRST generation of RAF Space specialists are preparing to take on the challenge of safeguarding UK interests and combating the growing threat from adversaries in low-earth orbit...

  • My debt to caring plastic surgery pioneer McIndoe

    THE FAMOUS Guinea Pig Club, whose members were Allied airman who suffered horrific burns in conflict, mainly in World War II, marks its 80th anniversary this year...

  • A personnel triumph

    THE RAF has 50 new officers after the latest intake graduated from the Officer Training Academy at Cranwell...

  • Knockout blow

    RAF HOCKEY Olympian SAC Liam Sanford has promised to come back fighting after missing out on a medal in Tokyo...

  • Soar-away victory...

    THE RAF team soared away from the opposition to win the Inter-Services Gliding Competition at Keevil....

  • Hall or nothing

    BRITISH RALLY co-driver Phil Hall remains in contention for the FIA Junior World Rally Championship title after a scintillating performance in Estonia, taking second place at the gruelling event...

  • Vickers battens down Hatches

    BRANDS Hatch proved an unhappy hunting ground for the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team with Ryan Vickers having only three 15th places to show for his troubles in the British Superbike Championship...

  • Game on for Luke

    RAF HOCKEY star SAC Liam Sanford has had a dream start to his quest for Olympic gold with Team GB in Tokyo...

  • Gunners test NATO metal

    GUNNERS CALLED in heavy armour from the British-led Nato battle group in Estonia to test the skills of the Alliance’s air attack controllers...

  • Royal favourite Townsend’s medal haul...

    MEDALS AWARDED to RAF ace Gp Capt Peter Townsend, known for his romance with Princess. Margaret, have sold for £260,000, their top estimated price, at auction in London...

  • LUFTRAFFE

    ANGLO˜GERMAN FIGHTER operations could soon be a reality following Nato Air Policing integration training in Romania...

  • Typhoon hot pit bid boosts Nato role

    BRITISH TYPHOONS are honing their ability to fight at short notice from multiple airbases across the Nato alliance by using ‘hot pit’ refuelling...

  • Hot shot chefs cook the book for RBL 100th

    CELEBRITY CHEFS Jamie Oliver, Ainsley Harriott and the Hairy Bikers have joined forces with serving personnel and vets to cook up a celebration for the Royal British Legion’s...

  • Dani pushes boat out with win

    RAF engineering ace Flt Lt Danielle Rowe is making waves in the sailing world - beating 3000 of the UK's top skippers to be named Yachtmaster of the Year...

  • Honour for Flying Sikh

    RAF CHIEF Sir Mike Wigston paid tribute to a pioneering WWI Indian fighter pilot during a visit to London’s Central Sikh temple....

  • Dam-bikers mission right on target

    A CYCLING challenge celebrating the centenary of the last surviving Dambuster, Sqn Ldr George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, has raised almost £150,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund...

  • Pals go extra mile for battling medic James

    AIR FORCE Reservists have netted more than £7,000 with a marathon fundraising challenge for an RAF medic with terminal cancer. Read...

  • Building Generation Tempest

    ALLIED AIR CHIEFS have vowed to increase collaboration to revolutionise air power and develop the next generation of high-tech combat kit to counter the growing global threat from rapidly modernising Russian and Chinese forces...

  • An officer, an actor & a gentleman

    DAVID TOMLINSON’S name may not be familiar, but his face will be – best known as Mr Banks in Disney’s 1964 film Mary Poppins, he also starred in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Love Bug and a host of other family favourites...

  • Silver lining for pilots at Covid-safe ceremony

    AIR FORCE traditions were both renewed and broken during the Covid-safe graduation of the latest multi-engine pilots at Cranwell...

  • Brave fightback but Army take honours at Vine Lane

    THE 2021 Senior Men’s 50 over Inter-Services kicked off with the Royal Air Force taking on the Royal Navy at Vine Lane, with the ground still saturated after heavy overnight rain...

  • SAC Pritchard Bosses it

    RAF RIDERS finished among the top places in the prestigious Royal Windsor Horse Show, in front of Her Majesty The Queen...

  • Pairing are lapping it up

    THERE WERE top six finishes for both Ryan Vickers and Lewis Rollo at Knockhill in Scotland...

  • We're quietly confident

    THE SECOND pairs match of the year saw the team return to the Baden Hall Fishery targeting the main specimen lake, the Quarry, with carp up to 50lb swimming beneath the crystal-clear water...