Royal Air Force (RAF)
The UK has taken delivery of an additional two Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs, growing the number of examples of the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter delivered to date to 32 aircraft
Three RAF C-130Js performed a tour of the UK on June 14, flying over locations that have been significant to the Hercules in RAF service
Remembering the early days with the legendary English Electric fighter
The RAF is in the process of bidding a fond farewell to two very iconic components of its airlift organisation this June: No 47 Squadron – which was formally deactivated on June 8 – and the Hercules C4/C5 fleet. Khalem Chapman visited RAF Brize Norton in late May to find out how the drawdown efforts are going and how the C-130J will be missed by those closest to it
The Aarhus raid by No 140 Wing’s Mosquitos — targeting Gestapo facilities in the Danish city — was a notable strategic success and a fine feat of airmanship. But its achievements owed something to good fortune as well
Based at RAF Marham in Norfolk, 617 Squadron will remain as the UK’s frontline F-35B Lightning unit until 809 Naval Air Squadron stands up later this year. Officer Commanding 617 Sqn, Wing Commander Stew Campbell has a unique perspective on the 80th anniversary year, having been involved in the 70th anniversary commemorations in 2013.