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Communities Show their Support for Neighbouring Units

  Some 100 soldiers marched through cheering crowds in Aldeburgh, Suffolk ‘with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and Colours flying’ as the Freedom of the Town was received by Wattisham based 3 Regt AAC. The granting of […]

Air Show Success

  Impressive displays by some of the world’s best military and civilian pilots drew thousands to RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2012. This year’s theme was the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands War in 1982, when over 1,400 personnel and 126 […]

Joint Helicopter Command on Public Display

  Units from right across JHC have been showing their wares during the past few months. In June a flypast by historic aircraft, a parachute display and martial music entertained guests at a centuries-old Beating Retreat ceremony at Colchester Garrison, […]

Paras Mark Falklands’ Anniversary

  Paratroopers have marked the 30th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict with a drum head service in their hometown of Colchester. The service was held on 14th June to commemorate the Parachute Regiment’s involvement in the 1982 conflict and honour […]

Control of Mini Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MUAS) Airspace

  During 2011, 17% of all DESERT HAWK III DASORs related to manned aircraft incursions into airspace allocated to UAS. In the first half of 2012, this figure decreased dramatically to circa 4%. Whilst a considerable improvement, even 4% is […]

RAF Benson Embraces the Royal Navy

  The transition of the Merlin Mk3 from the RAF to the CHF, replacing the Sea King Mk4, has begun in earnest at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire. Capt Matt Briers RN, CO CHF recently spent the day at Benson to […]

Armed Forces Day 2012

  A fanfare of trumpets from the Band of The Parachute Regiment sounded as the Armed Forces Day flag was flown from Colchester Town Hall on 25th June, at the start of a week of countrywide events culminating in Armed […]

Book Review

Lifeline in Helmand: RAF Front-Line Air Supply in Afghanistan, by Roger Annett was originally published in November 2010, but is now available as an Ebook on www.Amazon.com and www.Amazon.co.uk. When it was launched at the RAF Club by now Air […]

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