The world's first independent Air Force #SecuringTheSkies
A service to mark the 80th anniversary of No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Sqn was held at @mcohonington . It was the RAF's only Czechoslovak-manned medium and heavy bomber Sqn, suffering the heaviest losses of any Czechoslovak formation in the RAF. Full story:
Personnel based at @RAF_Odiham have returned from a demanding and intense four-month operational tour in the West African state of Mali supporting the French-led Op Barkhane counter insurgency operations in the region. Full story:
#BattleOfBritain - As we continue to remember The Few of all nationalities, today we remember @Armee_de_lair pilot Henry Lafont, born 10 August 1920. #DetectAndDefend @UKinFrance @UKDefenceFrance @FranceintheUK Find out more about the Battle of Britain:
An RAF A400M Atlas aircraft conducted a surveillance patrol in support of the @ukhomeoffice and Border Force yesterday over the Channel. The aircrew are maritime surveillance trained and the Atlas performs a similar role in the South Atlantic.
Two @RAFBBMF Spitfires flew over Dame Vera Lynn's funeral today, to celebrate her incredible life & legacy. One of these Spitfires actually flew in the Battle of Britain, which started 80 years ago on 10 July 1940.
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
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.