RAF Voyager and F-35 Air To Air Refuelling

On 15 Apr 16, the RAF deployed a Voyager aircraft to US Naval Air Station Patuxent River in support of Lightning II (F-35B) Air to Air Refuelling (AAR) trials. Approximately 20 flights are scheduled during the test period, of which 5 have been successfully completed to date, with the final flight scheduled during mid-June. The… Czytaj dalej RAF Voyager and F-35 Air To Air Refuelling

RAF Reserves Medics Train alongside US Air Force Reserves In ‘Best Exercise Yet’

Medical reservists from 4626 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron have been exercising at RAF St Mawgan in Cornwall, testing their skills to provide specialist medical care, wherever in the world it is required. Medical reservists from 4626 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron have been exercising at RAF St Mawgan testing their skills to provide specialist medical care, wherever in… Czytaj dalej RAF Reserves Medics Train alongside US Air Force Reserves In ‘Best Exercise Yet’

The Dambusters in 2016: From Lancaster to Lightning

It was a Squadron born in battle, created to carry out one of the most daring raids of World War II. Now the ‘Dambusters’ will once again fly at the forefront of aviation technology as they prepare to become Britain’s first F-35B Lightning Squadron. On the night of 16 May 1943 Wing Commander Guy Gibson… Czytaj dalej The Dambusters in 2016: From Lancaster to Lightning

RAF Valley based Search & Rescue Training Unit becomes 202 (Reserve) Sqn

With the recent disbandment of UK military Search & Rescue the RAF Valley based Search & Rescue Training Unit (SARTU), a unit of the Defence Helicopter Flying School will be formally numbered 202 (Reserve) Squadron at a ceremony at RAF Shawbury, the home of the Defence Helicopter Flying School. No 202 (Reserve) Squadron will become… Czytaj dalej RAF Valley based Search & Rescue Training Unit becomes 202 (Reserve) Sqn

RAF: Moving mountains in Estonia

Complex military operations, such as NATO’s Baltic Air Policing, don’t just happen; it takes months of planning, extensive co-operation between nations and a lot of hard work. Belgian Air Force movers tie down equipment to transporter before onward movement to Belgium In the centre of this is the key role played by the Royal Air… Czytaj dalej RAF: Moving mountains in Estonia

RAF: Exercise Griffin Strike

The Combined UK and French Joint Expeditionary Force (CJEF) will face its biggest development test to date as more than 5,000 personnel from the two countries come together for Exercise Griffin Strike. The exercise will see a UK-French headquarters planning and executing major land, sea and air activity for the first time in a demonstration… Czytaj dalej RAF: Exercise Griffin Strike