Harrier GR.9 arrives at IWM Duxford
Recently, BAE Systems Harrier GR9 ZD461 was transported from RAF Cottesmore to IWM Duxford, where it will undergo conservation work and a rebuild.
100th Air Refueling celebrates 20 years at RAF Mildenhall
The 100th Air Refueling Wing celebrated its birthday Feb. 1, marking 20 years since the wing returned to East Anglia. The 100th arrived in England Feb. 1, 1992, after being out of the U.K. for 47 years, and was redesignated the 100th Air Refueling Wing.
Rare restored Fury arrives at Duxford
A very special aircraft arrives at Duxford. Recently, Historic Aircraft Collection (HAC) brought a very special historic aircraft to Duxford for reassembly and display.
UK Apaches conduct operations over Libya
Apache attack helicopters, flying from HMS Ocean, conducted their first operational sorties over Libya last night as part of NATO's Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR to protect civilians under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
Apache clocks up 100,000 hours
The British Army’s Apache Attack Helicopter has clocked up a landmark 100,000 flying hours, a third of which have been flown on operations in Afghanistan. The achievement – equivalent to a single helicopter staying aloft for 11½ years – has seen Apache emerge as a vital battlefield tool in Afghanistan. As well as pinpoint strikes in support of ISAF troops, Apache has proved itself invaluable through its ability to escort other helicopters and land convoys and ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) capabilities.
The BBMF Dakota shows off its new scheme
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Douglas C-47 Dakota (ZA947) arrived back at RAF Coningsby on April 11, 2011 resplendent in a new colour scheme, following a major overhaul at Humberside over the winter months. It was then flown directly to Manchester Airport for repainting by Air Livery (Manchester). After several aborted attempts to return to its home base due to crosswinds, it arrived landed safely at Coningsby.
RAF's biggest ever aircraft arrives in the UK
The RAF’s largest ever aircraft with a 60 metre wingspan and nearly 60 metres long arrived in the UK for the first time today, the MOD has announced. The new future strategic tanker aircraft (FSTA) has also been named publicly by the RAF as Voyager.
RAF Typhoon drops bombs in Libya
Typhoon jets are providing a ground attack capability in addition to Tornado GR4 aircraft as British forces continue to support NATO operations in Libya.
RAF Eye in the sky hits 20,000 hours over Afghanistan
Reaper, the RAF’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft has reached a landmark 20,000 operational flying hours over Afghanistan, the MOD announced today. The 39 Squadron aircraft have proven themselves as the eyes in the sky for front line troops.
RAF Lossiemouth Tornado GR.4s set new record
On March 23, 2011, XV Squadron, stationed at RAF Lossiemouth, set a new RAF record by flying for more than 5,000 hours in a year. No other fast-jet squadron in the history of the RAF has achieved this level of operation before.
First KC-135 arrives for Rivet Joint conversion for RAF
Following the decision to procure Rivet Joint as the replacement for the Nimrod R1, the first aircrew from No. 51 Squadron RAF Waddington deployed to commence operational conversion training on United States Air Force (USAF) Rivet Joint aircraft.
Culdrose Sea King Squadrons In Afghanistan
Cornwall based 857 Naval Air Squadron and 854 Naval Air Squadron have exchanged responsibility for Sea King airborne surveillance and control duties in Helmand, Afghanistan. Both squadrons are based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose and take it in turn to deploy to Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan.
RAF Tornados at the sharp end in Afghanistan
Tornado GR4 squadrons honoured pilots from XIII Squadron who have recently returned to their home base today and demonstrated their role on operations in Afghanistan at RAF Marham in Norfolk.
IWM Duxford enjoys soaring summer air show success
Imperial War Museum Duxford is delighted to announce that a record number of visitors - over 96,000 - attended the museum's air shows in 2010. This compares favourably with total air show visitors of 76,444 in 2009.
Royal Air Force aircrew to train at Offutt
An agreement was signed recently between the US Department of Defense and the U.K. Ministry of Defence that allows the RAF to purchase three RC-135V/W Rivet Joint aircraft over the next seven years.