RAF (Royal Air Force)
RAF Tornado GR4 Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) Flt Lt Alex Lock is currently on an exchange tour with the French Air and Space Force’s Escadron de Chasse 3/3 ‘Ardennes’, which operates the Dassault Mirage 2000D from Nancy-Ochey Air Base in eastern France.
Ian Black explains why the Lightning was fitted with cannon and what it was like pressing the firing button
The first Free Norwegian squadron in the RAF found itself thrown in at the deep end – almost literally – flying cumbersome Northrop floatplanes from Iceland. Their early wartime adventures are recounted by Andrew Thomas
Chris Croot sat down with Wg Cdr Delia Chadwick, officer commanding No 32 (The Royal) Squadron, to discuss the life of the RAF’s BAe 146 CC2/C3 fleet and its recent retirement