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05/25/2017 at 07:16. Facebook
A total of 984 personnel from all three UK Armed Forces have been deployed today, with up to 3,800 additional personnel made available, to support the police on Operation Temperer.

Read the PM's statement on the situation here: [ Gov.uk Link ]
Royal Air Force 05/25/2017
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Colin Hefferman
Kellie Robinson
Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
05/22/2017 at 17:54. Facebook
Arctic Challenge Exercise 17 kicked off today, with RAF Tornados taking part in missions over northern Scandinavia.

ACE, Europe's largest air power exercise, involves more than 100 aircraft and over 1000 personnel this year, with participating nations operating from Bodø (Norway), Luleå (Sweden) and Rovaniemi (Finland).

Images by SAC Cath Sharples and SAC Nick Egan
Arctic Challenge Exercise 17 kicked off today with RAF Tornados taking part
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Ian Rawlinson
Belgian Military Aircrafts
Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
05/22/2017 at 13:57. Facebook
Last week a team of 4 ‘adventure racers’ completed the 2017 Expedition Africa. The team who are all currently serving in the RAF, spent 5 days hiking, biking and kayaking the gruelling 500km route.

The Adventure Race teams not only have to meet certain check points along the route, although they only get to see a few sections of the route ahead, they also need to build and take apart their...
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Last week a team of 4 adventure racers completed the 2017 Expedition
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Graham Burbs Burbidge
Skids Tracey Harrison
Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
05/22/2017 at 07:45. Facebook
Personnel from RAF Marham's 12(B) Squadron arrived in Bodø, Norway via A400M yesterday for Arctic Challenge Exercise 17 - Europe's largest Air Power Exercise, which begins today.

Images by SAC Cath Sharples and SAC Nick Egan
Personnel from RAF Marhams 12B Squadron arrived in Bodø Norway via A400M
Gordon Clifton
Karl Wright
James Boardman
A team of Royal Air Force specialists from RAF Wittering have been hard at work in Romania supporting the deployment of Typhoons on a NATO operation.

Despite very strong winds the eight airmen from 5001 Squadron have built temporary shelters at Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase near Constanta on the Black Sea coast. The shelters will provide protection from the elements for the Typhoon fighter...
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A team of Royal Air Force specialists from RAF Wittering have been
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Ian Westcott
A poignant flypast over the memorial of Lt Drummond, on Thursday earlier this week in the fields of Flanders, near Ypres. Lt Drummond died 100 years ago attempting to shoot down a German observation balloon in WW1. He was a Canadian pilot flying for the British Royal Flying Corps. The event was attended by his descendants as well as families from two other airmen who died nearby who were also...
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James Olalowo Olanrewaju
Tonight, BBC Two will be screening episode 2 of the "Yorkshire Wolds Way" about life along one of Britain's national trails, at 7.30pm.

Episode 2 includes a piece on the RAF's Remote Radar Head (RRH) at Staxton Wold which is situated at one end of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

RRH Staxton Wold is part of the UK Air Surveillance and Control System (ASACS); the unit is one of the many civilian and...
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Tonight BBC Two will be screening episode 2 of the Yorkshire Wolds

Yorkshire Wolds Way - BBC One

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The first two military registered helicopters in the UK Military Flying Training System (MFTS) Project, were flown in to RAF Shawbury on Wednesday.

The pair, a H135 Juno HT1 and H145 Jupiter HT1, are the first of 32 new training helicopters which will replace the Griffin HT1 and Squirrel HT1 in service with the Defence Helicopter Flying School located at RAF Shawbury.

The new types have...
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The first two military registered helicopters in the UK Military Flying Training
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Ian David Cammack
Gary West
Two graves set among the fields around Ypres, Belgium, have been rededicated today after a twelve year long research project by a local historian identified the two pilots who died 100 years ago.

Pilots Lt Drummond and 2nd Lt Bennie were shot down in two separate sorties fighting the Germans in World War One. The two pilots were Canadians serving in the British Royal Flying Corps, the RAF's...
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Two graves set among the fields around Ypres Belgium have been rededicated
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John Brown
Nicky Pasquier
#ThrowbackThursday #TBT to last year's spectacular The Royal International Air Tattoo .

Want to get your tickets for this year's show - 14th - 16th July? Then take a look here - bit.ly/1RVq4n6.
ThrowbackThursday TBT to last year's spectacular The Royal International Air Tattoo
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John Smith
Harry Bojakowski
On the 19th February 1917 Lance Corporal MacGregor of the Imperial Camel Corps became the world’s first aeromedical evacuation having been shot in the ankle as his unit advanced towards Bir-el-Hassana in Egypt.

A lone pilot, flying a Royal Flying Corps B.E.2c biplane saved MacGregor’s life by flying him 45 minutes to a field hospital which would have taken days to reach by camel.

One hundred...
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On the 19th February 1917 Lance Corporal MacGregor of the Imperial Camel
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Matthew Boddington
Taras Stone
Youngsters from across the region felt the need for speed when they gathered at RAF Leeming for the regional final of the ‘Race for the Line’ Micro:bit Model Rocket Car Challenge.

The Rocket Car Challenge is part of a nationwide Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative which has so far involved 850 primary and secondary schools competing to build a Micro:bit Rocket...
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Youngsters from across the region felt the need for speed when they
As well as their aircraft, it seems that the Royal Air Force have also brought typical British Spring weather with them to Romania.

Regardless of the conditions on a wet and windy May afternoon, three of the RAF Typhoons from 3(F) Squadron deployed to Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase blasted into the sky to take part in a training sortie.

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As well as their aircraft it seems that the Royal Air Force
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Dave Dibden
Steven Wright
1 week to go - you must be registered by 22 May to vote in the UK General Election [ Goo.gl Link ]
1 week to go you must be registered by 22 May to vote in the UK General Election
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The RAF Rugby Union and management totalling 33 personnel assembled at RAF Halton on 29 April ready to complete pre-deployment administration.

While on tour the RAF team had fixtures with the Jacksonville Sinners, Florida High Performance XV and Florida state champions Fort Miami. The RAF team managed to grab a win over both the Sinners and Florida High but missed out on the match with...
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The RAF Rugby Union and management totalling 33 personnel assembled at RAF
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Doug Glover
Mat Gordon
Tonight, BBC Two will be screening episode 1 of the "Yorkshire Wolds Way" about life along one of Britain's national trails, at 7.30pm.

Episode 2 includes a piece on the RAF's Remote Radar Head (RRH) at Staxton Wold which is situated at one end of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

RRH Staxton Wold is part of the UK Air Surveillance and Control System (ASACS); the unit is one of the many civilian and...
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Tonight BBC Two will be screening episode 1 of the Yorkshire Wolds

Yorkshire Wolds Way - BBC One

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George Procter
Dick Ragg
Kaziro Dutwa
2 in 3 of us know someone close to us who has had a mental illness. Support from friends and family can make all the difference for our well-being. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #MHAW17
NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, signed a formal declaration of support to acknowledge its close co-operation with the Armed Forces community.
The Armed Forces Covenant was jointly signed at NATS Control Centre in Swanwick, also home to RAF(U) Swanwick, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence by Air Vice Marshal Chris Elliot and NATS’ HR & Corporate Services...
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NATS the UKs leading provider of air traffic control services signed a
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Louis King
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On #InternationalNursesDay we'd like to celebrate RAF Nurses, who provide vital support to RAF Operations and Exercises across the world.
On InternationalNursesDay wed like to celebrate RAF Nurses who provide vital support
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Sam Murray
Anne-Marie Young
Two key dates – 22 May to #RegisterToVote and 8 June to cast your vote in the UK General Election [ Ow.ly Link ]
Two key dates 22 May to RegisterToVote and 8 June to cast
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