BAPTISM of FIRE

When No 1(F) Squadron took the Harrier GR3 to war in the Falklands conflict, it had many chalenges to overcome, but did so in the best RAF traditions. Using recently released official documents, this is the unit’s Operation ‘Corporate’ diary

No 1(F) Squadron Harrier GR3 XV789 recovers to HMS Hermes after an Operation ‘Corporate’ mission.
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April 1996 The last RAF HQ in mainland Europe, that of No 2 Group at Rheindahlen, is disbanded. No 1 Group HQ at High Wycombe had taken over No 2 Group’s responsibilities on 4 March, having moved from Benson earlier in the year.

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