Royal Air Force

Royal Air Force


The world's first independent Air Force #SecuringTheSkies

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Personnel from the @RoyalNavy , @BritishArmy  & the RAF are preparing for the funeral of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The Ceremonial Royal Funeral will take place at 3pm, Saturday 17 April at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. It will begin with a National Minute’s Silence.

NATO Enhanced Air Policing on Operation BILOXI - a pilot's perspective. What does a pilot on Quick Reaction Alert do on deployment and what happens when the scramble call comes in? Officer Commanding@IXBSqn , Wing Commander Batt, explains.

40 years ago today the first RAF Chinook was delivered into service. The Chinook remains the backbone of rotary heavy lift from its first operational deployment to the Falklands, to its current deployment in Mali, delivering a capability second to none.

Podcast fan? InsideAIR - a ‘behind the wire’ view of the RAF's people, technology & operations officially launches today. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play & other podcast apps . Subscribe as there’ll be regular new episodes!

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The inaugural commander of the UK’s new Space Command will be Air Cdre Paul Godfrey OBE who will be promoted to Air Vice-Marshal. Space Command will be a Joint Command, staffed from all 3 Services, the Civil Service & key commercial sector members. ➡️

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We are delighted to wish former Lancaster bomber Navigator, retired Head Teacher & Légion d’Honneur holder Arthur Spencer a very happy 100th birthday! Many happy returns from us all! A fascinating recent interview with him by the IBCC can be found here:

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To coincide with #LGBTHM , @DefenceHQ  have announced that LGB personnel dismissed from the Armed Forces due to their sexuality can apply to have forfeited medals reinstated. A historic day for the LGB Veterans community, 21 years after the homosexuality ban was lifted. 🏳️‍🌈🎖️🎖️

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Today we stand shoulder to shoulder with our closest allies to remember the Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Lest we forget. #YourADF  AU@NZDefenceForce  NZ#LightUpTheDawn  #ANZAC 

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The @RAFBBMF  flew over London today for the Battle of Britain 80 service at @wabbey . In 1940 people across the UK & around the world came together to defend our skies. The RAF is proud to remember those who made this victory possible. #DetectAndDefend 

It is with great sadness that we hear one of ‘The Few’, Sqn Ldr Geoffrey Wellum DFC, passed away on Wednesday evening. Geoffrey was the youngest Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot and an inspiration to the RAF today. RIP Per Ardua Ad Astra

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In our 100th year, we will commemorate those who have gone before, thank our service men and women and inspire the next generation so that together, we can continue to help shape our world for the next 100 years and beyond #RAF100 

In three hours time, we'll be proud to watch our aircraft, from old to new, fly over #BuckinghamPalace  and central #London . Watch coverage on now!

Following its arrival at @RAFBrizeNorton  yesterday, the VIP Voyager went straight into its primary role supporting operational training today acting as a ‘petrol station in the sky’ providing Air-to-Air refuelling for RAF Lightning and Typhoon fighters on Exercise CRIMSON OCEAN.

At 13:00 today 29 RAF Aircraft will fly over Buckingham Palace for #QBP2017 . Here is the line-up, as you’d see it from The Mall.

25 UK Armed Forces aircraft will fly over the National Commemorative Event in Portsmouth tomorrow, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Here's the full line-up #DDay75 

On #RemembranceSunday , the RAF remembers the sacrifice made by so many during WW1. Who are you remembering? #Armistice100 

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