Monday, 30 June 2014

Thousands show their support on Armed Forces Day

Parades and parties took place across the UK today to celebrate the men and women of the armed forces community, past and present. In Stirling, the national event saw tens of thousands turn out to show their support as more than... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Discounted travel for reservists

In Stirling to celebrate Armed Forces Day, the Prime Minister welcomed the deal signed between rail companies and the Ministry of Defence that will mean the HM Forces Railcard will now cover... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 26 June 2014

RAF ASSOCIATION - MEMBERSHIP AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Competitive salary. Leicester  The RAF Association is the RAF's welfare charity and membership organisation providing support and services to serving and former serving RAF personnel and their dependents.  With around 62,000 members and over 400 branches around the world, the RAF Association is the largest single service membership organisation in Europe. Reporting to the Secretary General, the Membership and Operations Director is part of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Summer issue of Envoy is ONLINE NOW!

Included in this issue: Out and About with 901 Expeditionary Air Wing, Meet the Calendar Girls,  Artist in Afghanistan, Changing Lives, Ethical Thinker and much, much more... Click here for Envoy

Monday, 23 June 2014

Closing Down Camp Bastion

By the end of this year, the UK's main military base in Afghanistan will have closed. Meet the man who will make it all happen. Interview by Ian Carr. It takes an experienced eye to see it, but Camp Bastion, when viewed from above, is a... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 19 June 2014

CCF for State Schools says PM

Thousands of school pupils will get the chance to be part of new cadet units thanks to a new £1 million bursary scheme, the Prime Minister has announced. The scheme will directly help state schools with the running cost of a Combined Cadet Force (CCF) – mixed cadet units based in a... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Biggles - The Legend

Biggles and Chums - First World War watercolours and works on paper by Captain W.E. Johns and his contemporaries are on show at the RAF Museum. First World War watercolours The Flying Services – Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service – played a very... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Typhoons Intercept Russian Aircraft

RAF Typhoons were yesterday (17 Jun) scrambled to intercept multiple Russian aircraft as part of NATO’s ongoing mission to police Baltic airspace. The Typhoon aircraft, from 3 (Fighter) Sqn, were launched after four... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Turkish Delight at RAF

"We really appreciate the Royal Air Force pilots training level and professionalism. RAF Typhoon is a very nice aircraft and has powerful engines and it’s agile..." From Coningsby to... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Melting the tarmac...

The Sunday Times at the weekend reported that the engine exhausts on F-35B jets can become so hot that the tarmac on RAF runways could melt and potentially put the aircraft at... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

A gripping ride with the RAF Red Arrows

A gripping ride with the RAF Red Arrows.  The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are launching a new 50th display season 3D motion simulation experience at the Science Museum in July. A taster of the new Red Arrows film... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 16 June 2014

RAF take delivery of the Mark 6 Chinook

The first of the RAF’s fourteen new Chinook helicopters have been unveiled by the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, following its entry into service on time. During a visit to RAF Odiham, the home of the Chinook force, Philip Hammond also announced a new £115 million agreement... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Drug Buster Extraordinaire

A RAF police dog is rapidly becoming a canine hero in Afghanistan where his nose for trouble is confounding contraband smugglers. Hertz, a German short-haired Pointer and his handler, Cpl Simon... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Chelmsley Wood and RAF Families - for the BBC's 'People like Us'

BBC Three documentary series “People Like Us.” Following on from Series 1 of 'People Like Us', set in the Harpurhey area of Manchester, Series 2 will follow the lives of young people living in and around... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Military leaders meet in London for first time since Second World War

The UK has hosted the entire Combined Chiefs of Staff, Britain and the USA's most senior military figures. The Combined Chiefs of Staff from the US and the UK met yesterday, 10 June, to discuss the long-term strategic challenges that their respective... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Bikes set for McMillan Sunset to Sunrise

Several RAF types from RAF's Leeming, Coningsby, Waddington and Brize Norton are taking part in the 6th Annual Sunset to Sunrise on 21-22 June 14. The riders start from South Stack at Holyhead at 9pm and ride overnight to Skegness arriving for a... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Gunner commended by US and UK Commanders

A keen-eyed RAF gunner has been commended by US and UK commanders for his life-saving diligence in Afghanistan. Lance Corporal Mark Marvin’s actions led to the unearthing of 3 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and the break-up of an... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

TV Channel for the Armed Forces

A new and unique television channel all about the armed forces launches today. It’s called ‘Forces TV’ and will be broadcast free to air on Sky satellite, Virgin Media and Freesat. The new factual channel focuses on the work of the armed forces and... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

28 RAF aircraft soar over Buckingham Palace


28 RAF aircraft soared over Buckingham Palace on Saturday in an impressive finale to Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday celebrations. 13 types of RAF aircraft, including helicopters,Typhoon fighter... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

The Queen's Birthday Honours List for the RAF

The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2014 for the RAF.  Appointment to the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath. As Companion. Air Marshal Christopher... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Typhoon Veteran Willie celebrates his 100th Birthday with 6 Sqn RAF

A WWII wireless mechanic who served as ground crew to Hawker Typhoons during the D-Day Landings has celebrated his 100th birthday with a VIP tour of 6 Squadron at RAF Leuchars. Both 6 Sqn air and ground... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

UK drawdown in Afghanistan enters final phase

The headquarters responsible for UK military logistics in Afghanistan has changed command for the last time. The incoming command team will oversee the return to the UK of the majority of the UK troops and equipment still deployed in... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

New £250 million Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration

Defence minister Dr Andrew Murrison has announced that a new £250 million Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration will provide world class facilities for our armed forces and will bring together the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Friday, 6 June 2014

RAFs OPERATION OVERLORD

The invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944 began the final stages of the Second World War in Europe. The success of the invasion was vital if Europe were to be liberated and the heroic events of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

D-Day from the Air - 70 years on

70 years after their forebearers swooped to take reconnaissance photos over the D-Day beaches in France, RAF Tornado jets from II (Army Co-operation) Squadron have used today’s technology to emulate... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Covenant boost for armed forces community

The Queen's Speech has set out legislation for the creation of a service complaints ombudsman to protect and support the UK armed forces. Members of the armed forces across the UK are set to benefit from legislation outlined... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Typhoon sports its D-Day Invasion Stripes

This particular 29(R) Squadron 2014 Display Season Typhoon has been painted with black and white D-Day stripes to commemorate the markings worn by Allied aircraft from 5 June 1944, over the invasion period. The stripes were intended as an aid to identification... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

The sound of RAF Merlin engines once again fill the skies over Normandy

The sound of Merlin engines has once again filled the skies of Normandy as the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight accompanied by a Typhoon painted with invasion stripes made a symbolic flypast over Pegasus Bridge in... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

D-Day special tribute in Cinemas across the UK

Today, 6 June, 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 musicians... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Job vacancy – Communications Manager

Job vacancy RAF Families Federation – Communications Manager.  Full Time – 37 ½ hours, Wittering, Cambridgeshire. £25,822* -£28,691 (*Starting salary). The RAF Families Federation (RAF FF) gathers evidence to represent the views and concerns of RAF regular and reserve personnel and their family members on the issues that affect them as part of a RAF family.  It reports to the people who can make a difference, such as... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

RAF Expertise in Lithuania

The small RAF Detachment at Siauliai Airbase, Lithuania comprises of personnel drawn from 21 RAF Stations, each  bringing the expertise and experience required to support Typhoon multi-role aircraft on Quick Reaction Alert. The core of the team comes from... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link