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         “    The aim was to

         win a gold in order
         to help qualify for                “    Imagine
         the Worlds in June                 completing a gym                                                               When it was all over
                                 ”          workout whilst                                                            “
                                            trying to play the                                                        I felt bereft and thought,
                                                                                                                      ‘What am I going to do?’
                                            piano at the same                                                                                         ”
                                            time                                                                   Joe McFadden,
                                                  ”                                                                currently on

                                             Typhoon display                                                       tour with The
                                             pilot Flt Lt Jim                                                      House on Cold
                                             Peterson                                                              Hill, talks
                                             p10                                                                   Strictly 2017
       Flt Lt Jonathan Maflin                                                                                      RnR p4-p5
       on his BJJ gold medal
       win at the Munich
       International Open
                                     Ladies United in win

                                     ● Continued from front          CHEERS AND TEARS: Main,
                                       As the tears ran following a win   the team embrace after the final
                                     giving  the  RAF women their  first   whistle, inset, crying tears of joy
                                     ever IS title by breaking the Army’s   PHOTOS: SBS
                                     stranglehold on the tournament,
                                     Siczowa added: “This win was
                                     started  by the retired players who
                                     built the foundations, the managers
                                     and this squad of 23.”
                                       A  good  crowd at  a windy
        RAF News                     Kingsholm ground, home of
        Room 68                      Gloucester RFU, saw the RAF take
        Lancaster Building           an early 5-0 lead through Cpl Annie
        HQ Air Command               Forbes out wide.
        High Wycombe                   A nervous RAF side let
        Buckinghamshire              numerous chances slip away until
        HP14 4UE                     Plt Off Amy Cokayne added to
                                     the dominant display with another
        Editor: Simon Williams       unconverted try after 25 minutes.
        Email:    Live-wire  Off  Cdt  Lucy  Nye
        Tel: 01494 497412            then jinked inside to score after 39
                                     minutes for 15-0.
        Sports Editor: Daniel Abrahams  The blitz continued in the second
        Email:  half as SAC(T) Kate Edwards broke
        Tel: 01494 497563            the line to score a 52 -minute try.
                                       She could not convert her score
        Features Editor: Tracey Allen  as the wind continued to wreak
        Email:  havoc, but she did slot over a 65 -
        Tel: 01494 497622            minute penalty, before two scores
                                     from the Army, which could not  Wg Cdr Howard Parr’s team could  ■ For a full IS round-up see next
        News Editor: Simon Mander    knock the RAF off the lofty perch  not get their championship bid  edition of  RAF News.
                                     of Inter-Services champions.   kickstarted, crashing out with  49-3
        All advertising:               The men’s game followed, but  defeat.
        Edwin Rodrigues
        Tel: 07482 571535
        Email: edwin.rodrigues@rafnews.  This Week In History
        Subscriptions and                                           1941
        Johnstone Publishing Ltd                                    Merchant Fighter
        26 Whitehall Road                                           Unit is launched
        LS12 1BE
        Tel: 0207 855 7574                                          The  Merchant  Ship Fighter  Unit
        Email:                                 (MSFU) with Hurricanes, was
                                                                    formed at Speke, Liverpool.
                                       Mosquito men                                               1942                           1958
                                       in Rangoon                                                 Operation Flintham             Nuclear Canberra
                                       Wg Cdr A.E. Saunders, OC No                                A Catalina of no.210 Sqn, flown by   Canberra Sqns of the RAF’s
                                       10 Sqn landed his Mosquito                                 Flt Lt D.E. Healy, carried out the   second Tactical  AF  in Germany
                                       at a deserted Mingaladon                                   first of a series of reconnaissence   acquired nuclear strike capability.
                                       Airfield, before, with his nav,                            flights to Spitsbergen to establish  Extracts from  The Royal Air Force
                                       walking to Rangoon, to be the                              support for Russian convoys and  Day By Day  by Air  Cdre  Graham
                                       first people to enter the city.                            transports.                    Pitchfork (Sutton Publishing).
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