Royal Air Force

Royal Air Force

The world's first independent Air Force #SecuringTheSkies

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The Royal Air Force detachment currently deployed in Lithuania as part of the @NATO  Baltic Air Policing Mission, has just completed a unique exercise. Full story:

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:

RAF Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft completed its first operational mission this week shadowing a Russian warship in the North Sea near to UK waters. Full story:

The first female RAF Regiment Officers have successfully completed the 25-week course required to become members of the @RAF_Regiment  and graduated at @mcohonington . 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.

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.

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.

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!

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