Friday, 24 May 2013

The Prime Minister has broadcast a message to all members of the Armed Forces in the shadow of the incident at Woolwich on BFBS News....More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Drummer Lee Rigby killed in Woolwich incident

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence has announce that the soldier killed in the incident at Woolwich, South East London, is believed to be Drummer Lee Rigby of 2nd Battalion The Royal... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Bank holiday and half-term fun at IWM Duxford

The IWM Duxford are only a few days away from their Spring Air Show (Sun 26 May), where they will be commemorating the 70th anniversary of the American air forces arriving at RAF Duxford in the Second World War. There is also lots of...More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Woolwich attack victim confirmed as a serving soldier.

The Metropolitan Police and the Ministry of Defence have confirmed that the man who died in Woolwich yesterday was a serving soldier. The Metropolitan Police believe they know his identity but said he has yet to be... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Sentinel comes home

A RAF Sentinel surveillance aircraft has returned back to the UK after nearly four months on operations to return security and stability to Mali. The Sentinel R1 touched down at its home base at RAF Waddington to be welcomed by senior officers who paid... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Defence Secretary pays tribute to personnel tackling insurgents in West Africa

Defence Secretary pays tribute to personnel tackling insurgents in West Africa. Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond has paid tribute to the Armed Forces personnel helping to tackle insurgents in West Africa after a visit to Senegal and Mali. Mr Hammond was in the region to witness first hand the work of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

RAF and Navy team in Florida to learn all about fifth-generation stealth aircraft

RAF and Navy team in Florida to learn all about fifth-generation stealth aircraft. So far, Britain has taken delivery of 2 Lightning II multi-role Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The pair of STOVL (short take-off and vertical landing) variants of the F-35 fast jet are currently based at Eglin US Air Force Base in Florida and, from 2018, will be landing on... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 20 May 2013

New Standard for 33 Squadron

RAF Benson’s Honorary Air Marshal, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, was the Reviewing Officer at the Consecration of the new 33 Squadron Standard during a full formal parade by Squadron personnel. The Consecration of the replacement Standard took place at a... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

617 Sqn Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving

A Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving took place at Lincoln Cathedral Friday, 17th May to remember and honour the lives of those who served on No 617 Squadron, better known as the “Dambusters”, on the 70th anniversary of the Squadron’s momentous raid on the Ruhr valley dams of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Friday, 17 May 2013

Red Arrows receive their Public Display Authority

The RAF Red Arrows have been awarded their Public Display Authority for 2013 by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton. Public Display Authority confirms that the proposed display for the year is safe and meets the high standards expected of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

A fitting tribute - The Sunset Ceremony at RAF Scampton

The Royal Air Force's Memorial Flight Lancaster Bomber and 2 Spitfires, as well as 2 Tornado GR4's from the current 617 Sqn flew over the sunset ceremony at RAF Scampton marking the 70th Anniversary of the WWII Dams Raid of 1943. On the 16th May 1943... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Dan Snow flies with RAF Memorial Flight over Derwent Reservoir

Historian and television presenter Dan Snow was given the rare privilege of flying in the RAF’s Memorial Flight Lancaster bomber over the Derwent Reservoir on a special flight to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the  “Dambuster” raid. On the 16th May, 1943 the RAF’s 617 Sqn launched... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Dambusters Salute - Footage of the flypast over Derwent Water

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RAF Dambusters photo gallery

RAF Dambusters photo gallery. The RAF has on its website a Dambusters photo gallery, as well as a wealth of other information on the Dambusters and the commemoration today and tomorrow, 16-17 May 13... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Dambusters Salute

Dambusters Salute. In the Air. BY KIND PERSMISSION OF SEVERN TRENT WATER the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and 617 Sqn are planning to carry out a flypast on Thu 16 May over the iconic twin towers of the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

"Idiots" with shells from the beach

After finding two 120mm tank shells on a Dorset beach the men who found them wandered home with them slung over their shoulders. A shocked mother said: “I thought they were carrying rugs at first but... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

RAF Interview with OC 617 Dambuster Sqn

The RAF PR team interview OC 617 Sqn on the eve of the Dambusters commemoration. Wg Cdr David Arthurton, 40, originally from Harrogate, now living in Elgin. How do you feel, being the leader of such an illustrious Sqn? "Leader of the Dambusters Raid, Wing Commander Guy Gibson, seen with... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Afghan tour lengths to be extended for some

Afghan tour lengths to be extended for some. The troop rotation arrangements outlining the tour lengths for deployed UK personnel in Afghanistan between now and the end of UK combat operations in 2014 have been announced. The MoD say the new arrangements are designed to... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Track and trace your BFPO parcel with their new App

BFPO are soon to be released Track & Trace Smartphone App. At BFPO (London) mail is automatically sorted using a market leading sorting device and six-sided camera boasting the latest ‘optical character recognition’ software.  At each... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

24 Hour BBC Coverage - Dambusters

For a 24 hr period - Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May the BBC will broadcast a number of programmes across radio and television commemorating the 70th anniversary of one of the most spectacular air raids of World War Two. The package features... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

'Wrong lever' conclude AAIB

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has concluded that the Spitfire that crashed after landing at East Midlands airport was caused by the pilot error. The 1945-built Mark XIX Spitfire, owned by Rolls-Royce and based at... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF interview with the daughter of Barnes Wallis

The RAF PR Team shared a cup of tea with Mary Stopes-Roe, born Mary Wallis, the daughter of Barnes Wallis and were invited to explore her attic room full of memories at the family home in Effingham, Surrey. The team asked Mary about... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Forces in Mind Trust funds trial for the Warrior Programme

The Warrior Programme, a non-clinical training and education programme for those leaving the Services and experiencing serious problems adjusting to civilian living, has embarked on a partnership with Southampton University to undertake a... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 13 May 2013

Follow the Dambusters Raid minute by minute on Twitter

The RAF will for the first time transmit on Twitter the original wireless telegraphy signals of the famous Second World War "Dambuster" air raid on the Ruhr valley dams. On the 70th anniversary of the raid, Thursday, 16th May, the tweets, which will substitute the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Less than 50 days now unitl Armed Forces Day

The fifth Armed Forces Day is gearing up to be the biggest and best yet. This year the city of Nottingham has been chosen to host the national event on Sat 29 Jun 13, when organisers hope to top the 60,000-strong crowds that turned out in Plymouth last year. The aim of Armed Forces Day is to... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach in post as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach has succeeded General Sir Nicholas Houghton as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff. Air Chief Marshal Peach is the Chief of the Defence Staff’s deputy for operational matters and acts as... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Philip Lamb, the last black Bermudian who served in the RAF during WW2 dies

The last surviving member of an elite group of black airmen who served with the RAF during the Second World War has died. Philip Lamb died at King Edward VII Memorial early yesterday morning. He was... More information If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Gareth Malone puts Military Wives Choir Musical Directors through their paces


The Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall, Twickenham was alive with the sound of a different kind of music  when Gareth Malone led the Military Wives Choirs Foundation’s inaugural Musical Directors Workshop. The Musical Directors, who work closely with...More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 9 May 2013

RAF Rule The Waves at Inter-Service Surf Championships

RAF Rule The Waves at Inter-Service Surf Championships. The RAF Waveriders have romped home to victory in an impressive display, successfully retaining the victory as inter Services’ Champions. The Inter Services’ Surf Championships, were held at Penhale Corner in Cornwall. Penhale is a venue favoured... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

David Cameron views the housing situation at RAF Brize Norton

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, and Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, Mark Francois have visited RAF Brize Norton with a particular interest in welfare and housing on the Unit. Following a brief... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Defence Reform included in The Queen's Speech

Defence Reform included in The Queen's Speech. Included in The Queen's speech was the announcement of legislation to improve the way the MoD procures and supports defence equipment and strengthens the Reserve Forces. Although new legislation is required, the issues it covers are... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The RAF on Duty for the State Opening of Parliament

More than a thousand members of the Armed Forces brightened the overcast London weather, playing their role in the State Opening of Parliament today, as crowds lined the streets waving Union Flags. In total 1290 members of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Falcons open their 2013 Season with an impressive display at Witney

The RAF Falcons parachute display team has opened their 2013 season with a jump that delighted school children at Witney near RAF Brize Norton. The RAF Falcons is a unique team of ten, and are widely... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A Luftwaffe 'flying pencil' to be raised from the English Channel

It has been announced that an operation is to be put in motion to raise a German Second World War Dornier Do 17 bomber from the English Channel. The carcass of the aircraft was discovered by divers 5 years ago off... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

CAS visits RAF Leuchars and Lossiemouth

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton has visited the two RAF stations north of the border at Lossiemouth and Leuchars. CAS, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton said: “I have greatly enjoyed my... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Sunday, 5 May 2013

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit Headley Court

The Queen and the Duke toured the rehabilitation facilities, including the Waterloo Gym, where they watched patients taking part in gait re-education, group therapy, circuit sessions and prosthetic activity. After seeing the... More information If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Dentist called to relieve Max' chronic toothache

Max is a Protection Dog and highly trained to provide controlled aggression in the apprehension of intruders at restricted military installations. Anyone who knows him will tell you that even on a good day Max isn’t known for his manners. So when he started displaying signs of...More information If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

No charges will be brought in relation to the death of Flt Lt Sean Cunningham

No charges will be brought in relation to the death of Red Arrows pilot Flt Lt Sean Cunningham who was killed at RAF Scampton in 2011 when he was ejected from his stationary aircraft. Alison Storey, a specialist prosecutor for the... More information If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Second offer of SFA will now be made within 15 working days

Timing of Second offers for Service Family Accommodation MoD policy gives the Housing Allocations Service Centre (HASC) 15 working days to provide an offer of a Service Family Accommodation property (SFA), following the acceptance of an application. If that offer is turned down... More information If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link