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02/23/2017 at 08:48. Facebook
The Royal Air Force A400M and crew has landed in New Zealand to celebrate ties with both the Royal New Zealand and Australian Air Forces.
Royal Air Force
02/23/2017 at 07:01. Facebook
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The RAF Falcons parachute display team are currently undergoing preseason training in Lake Elsinore, California where they are perfecting their famous 'Falcon Stack' manoeuvre for 2017. Freak storms, which hit California last weekend, slowed the pace a bit for the past few days as the clouds and winds recede but a glorious day today has seen them back at full swing. Here they are on their...
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02/21/2017 at 10:35. Facebook
A C-17 Globemaster III from 99 Squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton, has been assisting French counter-insurgency operations in sub-Saharan Africa. The RAF makes quarterly runs to the region to help supply French forces. On this occasion the load included an armoured personnel vehicle. In this video, a French Officer explains how the British heavy-lift capability helps their operations.
Royal Air Force
02/19/2017 at 07:29. Facebook
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first aeromedical evacuation. Please join us in saying a big thank you to the RAF's flight doctors, flight nurses, flight paramedics and flight medics, Regular and Reserve, past and present, who have served in this life saving role.

On 19 February 1917, Lance Corporal MacGregor of the Imperial Camel Corps became the first injured serviceman to benefit...
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02/17/2017 at 13:31. Facebook
On 14 February a pair of Royal Air Force multi-role Typhoon aircraft struck a Daesh headquarters in Iraq.

With Iraqi forces keeping close watch from across the Tigris, Typhoons conducted a highly accurate attack late at night against the headquarters on the north-western outskirts of Mosul. Two Paveway IV precision guided munitions demolished the target.

Speaking at a meeting of Coalition...
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02/16/2017 at 14:54. Facebook
RAF Akrotiri’s 84 Squadron have been celebrating their 100 years of service today.

84 Sqn arrived in British Forces Cyprus in 1972, and since then the crew has been supporting the area by carrying out SAR operations, and fire-fighting assistance.

The Squadron originally formed in the United Kingdom in Hampshire, but was immediately moved to France in September 1917, and has been based...
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02/16/2017 at 10:53. Facebook
Today the Duchess of Cambridge joined young air cadets on camp at RAF Wittering.

As the Honorary Air Commandant of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets she attended Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing’s Skill Development Camp meeting cadets experiencing their first camp.

Cadets and RAF Air Cadet instructors led the Duchess through a range of activities including flying training on a simulator,...
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Last Friday morning an RAF C130J Hercules aircraft from RAF Brize Norton launched to help coordinate the rescue operations of the racing yacht Clyde Challenger in the North Atlantic.

After flying 900 nautical miles, radio contact was quickly established with the crew of the yacht who then lit a flare that was seen from the Hercules.

HMS Dragon from the Royal Navy were able to pick up the...
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As part of routine operations securing the skies, Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon aircraft were launched this week to monitor two Russian Blackjack Tupolev TU-160 bombers in the UK area of interest.

Aircraft and personnel from RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby provide Quick Reaction Alert cover 365 days a year.
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Check out the wind ensemble of the Central Band - live now from St Clement Danes
Watch the Queen's Colour Squadron celebrating the 75th anniversary of the RAF Regiment
Today the Royal Air Force Regiment marks the beginning of their 75th Anniversary Commemorations. Video created by Cpl Andy Holmes, Photographer.
Did you know that you can fit skis on to the Chinook??

Our personnel are currently out in Bardufoss, Norway on Ex CLOCKWORK participating in arctic training!!

The skis are fitted when the Chinook will be landing on deep snow in order to stop the aircraft sinking and to protect the underside of the aircraft... The skis are usually fitted in the UK before the aircraft transit across to Norway...
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Winter Wonders. Women's ski team captain Sqn Ldr Caitlin Wroe on this year's Inter Services team selection #NoOrdinaryJob RAF Winter Sports
#ICYMI We're taking part in Exercise Red Flag over the next two weeks, the world's largest and most complex air combat exercise:

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