Friday, 30 May 2014

Carol to promote science, maths and technology at the RAF Cosford Airshow

TV presenter Carol Vorderman will be visiting the RAF Cosford Air Show again this year to help promote the science, technology, engineering and mathematics exhibition.  RAF Cosford is home to the training schools for RAF engineers and... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

D-Day special tribute in Cinemas across the UK - 6th June

On 6 Jun BBC Radio 2 will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day with a special 'Friday Night Is Music Night' programme live from the Royal Albert Hall and in cinemas across the UK. 'D-Day 70 Years On' will see... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Scotty’s Little Soldiers Teams up with F&F

A charity first gets underway this week when military charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers teams up with F&F to launch its first charity clothing range for kids. The military-inspired clothing will help to support children who have... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

The US Air Force's Global Hawk transits UK airspace

The US Air Force remotely-piloted aircraft Global Hawk has flown in UK airspace for the first time. The aircraft flew from the Mediterranean, across several European countries, including the UK, as part of the NATO trial Unified Vision... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

90 Signals Unit RAF deployment in support of Baltic Air Policing

The RAF's 90 Signals Unit's deployment to Siauliai Airbase, Lithuania in support of the Typhoons. This is the first time the FALCON and MAGPIE systems have been deployed operationally, providing state-of-the-art secure communications in the high-profile... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

RAF Red Arrows approved for their 50th Season

Official approval has been given to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, to display in 2014 – its 50th season. The Team has formally awarded its 2014 Public Display Authority (PDA), after months of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

First time UK outing for the RAFs Rivet

A Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft has been flown in UK airspace from RAF Waddington by RAF aircrew for the first time. The Rivet Joint RC-135W signals intelligence aircraft is one of 3 the MoD is buying from the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Hot Stuff! Rat packs get a spice kick from Hot Diggidy Dog

Armed forces ration packs are being given a kick with the introduction of a new hot sauce. The MoD has awarded a contract to the makers of Hot Diggidy Dog pepper sauce to supply 75,000 bottles for the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Has your unit considered a RAF Central Funding application?

The RAF Central Fund gives grants totaling £5m each year in support of the serving RAF community and is happy to consider bids for community and welfare projects, RAF sports and sporting endeavours, personal development awards and... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

F-35 Lightning II to make its debut at RIAT in July

Aviation history will be made in the UK this summer when the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the Joint Strike Fighter, makes its much-anticipated European debut at RIAT. Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Friday, 23 May 2014

Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey - What was said

The annual Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS) is a way of gathering information on the views and experiences from the single services. The MoD places importance on the information in order to understand the opinions and... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 22 May 2014

RAF's Commemorative D-Day Typhoon

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of World War II’s D-Day landings, the RAF has unveiled a specially-painted Typhoon jet with D-Day invasion stripes at RAF Coningsby. The state-of-the-art RAF Eurofighter Typhoon has been adorned with the iconic black and... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

RAF join search for British yachtsmen

This morning, a RAF C-130 left to join the search and rescue effort for the missing British yachtsmen. The UK is providing military assistance in the search for the 4 British sailors who went missing... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Ferocious sand storm hits Camp Bastion

The air around Camp Bastion is eerily still as a tidal wave of sand and dust approaches from the west. With the sand came a strong cold wind which significantly lowered the temperature and completely blocked out the sun, as well as causing havoc by... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Sikhs are proud to serve in the UK Armed Forces

Sikhs from all three services have gathered at Amport House for Chardi Kala, the 8th annual Sikh Conference. Guests of honour was DG Personnel, Major General Richard Davis CBE and the Chaplain of the Fleet, The Reverend Scott Brown CBE QHC BD. The conference brings together many of the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Reaper in drugs haul

The RAF’s Reaper has helped destroy a drugs haul and foil a Taliban ambush. Film footage from the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) is saving lives and fighting crime throughout Afghanistan’s southern provinces. Routine surveillance of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Space operations beyond RAFs current activities

The UK has joined forces with Australia, Canada and the US to share expertise and resources dedicated to space operations. The space partnership nations will be able to... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

FA Cup Final Fame for RAF's Danny Dixon

SAC Danny Dixon was one of six servicemen chosen to carry out ceremonial duties at Saturday's FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley. The six servicemen carried out... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

RAF Typhoons wow appreciative Lithuanian crowd

Thousands of Lithuanians clapped and cheered as two RAF Typhoons performed low level at an exhibition in the country's capital Vilnius. The aircraft, from 3 (Fighter) Squadron based at RAF Coningsby are in the country as part of a NATO Mission to police the airspace of the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Sentinel goes in search of abducted school girls

The Nigerian government have taken up the UKs offer to send a RAF Sentinel to help in the search for the abducted school girls. The 5 (Army Cooperation) Squadron aircraft, which has a suite of intelligence-gathering and... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Friday, 16 May 2014

RAF Leuchars' 6 Sqn deliver a thundering salute from the air

Over 100 years after the first pioneering balloon squadron took to the skies above North East Fife, the airmen and women of RAF Leuchars have proudly celebrated their historic ties to the area by parading through the city of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 15 May 2014

RAF Sentinel offered to Nigerians to find kidnapped school girls

 A RAF Sentinel has been offered to the Nigerian government to assist in the search for the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants. More 276 girls were taken from their school in Chibok, Borno, in northern Nigeria by... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Decisions should be taken by the RAF, not by politicians in Whitehall

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has delivered a speech at the Reform Annual Dinner in London. During his speech, Mr Hammond looked back on where MoD was four years ago and the efforts that have been made to transform Defence into a ‘disciplined department with a clear sense of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

For when its time to put your feet up - Latest pension rates for AFPS 75

The latest pension rates have been published for personnel who are members of Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Looking after your mental health and that of your friends

The successful launch of the innovative Joining Forces mental health awareness app for serving personnel has now been followed by an app for veterans. The Veterans Mental Heath app includes help and guidance on key mental conditions, much like the Joining Forces app. It also features... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Minister visits RAF Mission in Lithuania

Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond has visited RAF deployed to Lithuania as part of the NATO Baltic air policing mission. The detachment of 4 Typhoon multi-role fighter aircraft arrived at Siauliai Air Base on 28 April, ahead of a 4-month deployment... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

New Queen’s Colour for No1 School of Technical Training

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal visited RAF Cosford to present a new Queen’s Colour to the No 1 School of Technical Training and to mark the award of the Firmin Sword of Peace 2012 to the Station. At the largest ceremonial parade at... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Friday, 2 May 2014

Minister is both impressed and reassured by her visit to RAF Brize Norton

The Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, Anna Soubry has visited RAF Brize Norton to see the  vital services and welfare support provided at the Station. The Minister also saw how the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Local Elections coming up - Are you registered to vote? 6 May deadline



On Thu 22  May 14 local government elections will be held across England, including all of London and Northern Ireland. There will also be five mayoral elections. On the same day, European Parliament elections will be held across... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Chivenor crew in Wells Cathedral rescue

A sixty-eight woman was winched to safety this week by a RAF crew from Chivenor after a fall at Wells Cathedral. It is understood the woman fell some 20ft and became trapped in a... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

No 58 Sqn RAF Regt safely back on home soil

Number 58 Squadron, RAF Regiment has returned safely to RAF Leuchars following a successful seven month operational deployment to Camp Bastion as part of the RAF’s contribution to the NATO mission in Afghanistan. Deploying in Oct 13 as... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Every dry detachment needs a pub landlord

Al Murray, aka the Pub Landlord, visited Camp Bastion, he said “It has been an absolute privilege... As a nation we are blessed by having the best military personnel, who show unwavering devotion to our fine country”. Operation LOCK-IN. In what was his... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

The D-Day landings will be commemorated on both sides of the English Channel

The largest amphibious landing the world had ever seen was crucial to the allied victory in Europe in 1945 and will be commemorated on both sides of the English Channel. On 6 June the UK, along with its... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link