Royal Air Force

RAF Doubles Number Of Reaper Drones In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Five new Reaper drones, the most recent addition to the RAF’s arsenal, have started combat operations in Afghanistan, according to the Ministry of D...

Russian Aircraft Intercepted By RAF Typhoons

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK

British fighter planes were scrambled on Tuesday to intercept "multiple Russian aircraft" as part of Nato's on-going mission to police the airspace of...

D-Day From Above: The Stories of RAF Veterans

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

As we remember the D-Day invasion, it is right to honour the brave soldiers, sailors, and 3,500 airmen who sailed the Channel and stormed the beaches. But we must also remember the many thousands of airmen who bravely faced horrendous odds and took to the skies in support of D-Day.

Is This Picture Of British Soldiers Showing 'Understandable Joy'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK

A top British army commander has reacted to disturbing pictures which appear to show at least one UK serviceman posing with a dead Taliban fighter. ...

British Serviceman 'Pictured Giving Thumbs-Up' Over Dead Taliban Fighter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK

Pictures purportedly showing a British serviceman posing with a dead Taliban fighter have emerged via the website Live Leak. The images were taken in ...

MoD Released Stunning Images Of Russian TU-95 Bear Aircraft That Approached Coast Of Scotland

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

The Ministry of Defence has released these stunning pictures of the two Russian surveillance planes that were detected off the coast of Scotland on We...

RAF Typhoons Chase Off Two Russian Surveillance Planes Detected Off Coast Of Scotland

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

UPDATE: 6 Squadron Typhoon Pilot Flt Lt Gary Montgomery said: "We scrambled on 23 April to intercept two unknown aircraft approaching the NATO Air Pol...

This Is What It's Like To Fly With The Red Arrows

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Tech

The Red Arrows have released an utterly insane video showing what it's like to sit in the cockpit during one of their incredible displays. The thre...

A Time to Reflect

Wing Commander Rachael Caston | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK
Wing Commander Rachael Caston

I'm still driven by the same instincts to be better and to help develop others, but success is not defined in terms of survival anymore. It's not defined by a badge, a rank or a medal; it's about something so much more important than that, something more personal, something intangible.

What is Wrong With Armed Forces Compensation? Everything

Alex Ford | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

One thing would definitely come out of the massive change that is needed, there would be a lot fewer news stories like this one. Because it is not the fact that three women got a compensation payment for injuries sustained whilst marching, it is the fact that they were treated differently to other military personnel that grabs the headlines.

2013 RAF Photographic Competition

The Huffington Post | Tahira Mirza | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

The Royal Air Force celebrates their annual photographic competition showcasing some truly amazing photographs in operational, military and sports ima...

Aerobatics Photography at Sunderland International Airshow

Stuart Forster | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Over the summer, airshows are held around the United Kingdom and provide great opportunities to try your hand at photographing aircraft and formation flying. I headed to the country's largest free event of this kind, the Sunderland International Airshow, in order to see what I could capture on camera.

Sonic Booms Over Essex Were Jets Confirms RAF

PA | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK

Sonic booms heard over parts of the UK on Sunday were caused by RAF jets, it has been confirmed. An Essex police spokesman said there were several ...

70 Years on From the Dambuster Raid

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

This week, we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the celebrated Dambusters raid, one of the most daring operations carried out by the RAF during WWII.

I Hope You Voted

Gareth Milner | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

Whether you're Labour, Liberal Democrat, Conservative, UKIP, Green Party or other, you will have good people in your party. It also goes to say that whatever your affiliation, you'll have bad people in your party too.

Ned Simons

Lethal Drone Strikes Have Backing Of British Public

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics

A majority of the British public support the United Kingdom government aiding the United States target and kill known terrorists with drone strikes, a...

Britain's Search And Rescue Sold To US Company

PA | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK

A US-based company is to take over Britain's helicopter search and rescue operations, it has been reported. The government has awarded the contract...

PM Says RAF Red Arrows Future Is Secure

PA | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK

India has signalled it may buy a third tranche of UK-built Hawk aircraft for use by its version of the Red Arrows aerobatics display team, it emerged ...

Britain Sends Spy Aircraft To Support French Military Action In Mali

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

An RAF surveillance aircraft has been deployed in support of the French military action in Mali, the Ministry of Defence said. Prime Minister David...

Bomber Command Memorial Ranked London's Top Tourist Site

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

This week, the Bomber Command Memorial at Green Park was voted London's most popular tourist attraction according to Trip Advisor. This is a really poignant moment for everyone who supported the five-year project to erect a Memorial to the 55,573 men who lost their lives serving in Bomber Command.

Creating the Pride of British Business from the Armed Forces

Richard Morris | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK
Richard Morris

Self-belief is infectious. In Britain's armed forces community today, there are entrepreneurs everywhere - they just don't know it yet. Success stories everywhere - they just haven't been written yet. We must be the people who release that potential.

Hands Up How Many 16-Year-Olds Want To Join Up?

PA | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

The number of 16-year-olds joining the armed forces fell by two-thirds in a decade, figures have showed. The fall was most dramatic in the Royal Na...

Charles Pays Wills A Visit At Work

PA | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

The Prince of Wales topped off the first of his four day visit to Wales by paying tribute to Ceredigion's flood rescue heroes as well as paying a visi...

Bomber Command Memorial Opened

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK

The Queen opened a £7m memorial to the members of Bomber Command who served and died during the Second World War on Thursday. The Bomber Command M...

Of Colour and Cavalry: The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Take to the hoof

Matthew Seed | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
Matthew Seed

Like many people, as a boy I was repeatedly transfixed by a Saturday morning's viewing in which my parents' TV screen seemed like a window to a bygone age. Massed regiments of foot soldiers, brass bands and regimental standards provided magical scenes.