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847 NAS Lynx Fliers Complete Final Afghan Tour of Duty

It was an extremely emotional occasion for the families and friends of the servicemen and women of 847 NAS as they watched them march proudly into their hangar at their home base of RNAS Yeovilton after a four month tour […]

Merlin Redeployment Team Rewarded for their Efforts

Following four years on the frontline on OP HERRICK, the Merlin Mk3 aircraft finished flying in Afghanistan at the end of May 2013. Having flown over 18,000 hours, moved more than 7,900 tonnes of kit and stores and transported over […]

New Standard for 33 Squadron (Heritage)

RAF Benson’s Honorary Air Marshal, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, was the Reviewing Officer at the Consecration of the new 33 Sqn Standard during a full formal parade by Squadron personnel. The Consecration of the replacement Standard took place at […]

D-Day Veteran Enthrals Cadets (Heritage)

Cadets taking part in annual Cadet Camps at RAF Benson were treated to a rare opportunity to speak to a D-Day veteran when Sgt (Retd) Bernard ‘Taffy’ Morgan gave them an insight into his time in the RAF. Edinburgh Academy […]

Apache Squadron Celebrates 70 Years (Heritage)

An Army aviation squadron has celebrated 70 years of flying, half of which has been spent on operations. 656 Sqn, part of 4 Regt AAC, was formed during the Second World War to fly artillery observation missions in Auster aircraft […]

Battle of Atlantic London Flypast (Heritage)

In a spectacular fly past over Central London and the Commando Helicopter Carrier HMS Illustrious, moored at Greenwich, a legendary World War II Swordfish bi-plane from the RN Historic Flight, lead a formation of today’s Naval aircraft to mark the […]

British Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) AKA: Remotely Piloted Aircraft System The Royal Artillery (RA) A History of Aviation Pioneers (Safety)

Larkhill, a Wiltshire place synonymous with the Royal Artillery, is where the first military airfield in Britain was established for the War Office in 1909 with the first Gunner arrival being Capt Fulton RA in 1910. It was the principle […]

Solutions to Helicopter Blade Erosion Improving Aircraft Availability and Reducing Costs (Safety)

Helicopters engaged in operations conduct a large number of take-offs and landings in “brownout” conditions. Brownout is a result of surface particles such as dust and sand being stirred up by the downwash from the helicopters rotor blades; causing a […]

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