Royal Air Force

Plight Of Ex-Squaddie Who Went Viral With Work Plea Reveals Grim Reality For Unemployed Vets

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK

An ex-squaddie who went viral after issuing a plea for work on Twitter has spoken out about the grim reality faced by many unemployed veterans. Byron...

Mosul: A Graveyard For Iraq's Children?

George Graham | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
George Graham

A bombed out school in West Mosul Three years after Mosul first fell to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS), the battle to retake Iraq...

Perceptions Of Women In Engineering Is No Joke

Emelia Galkowska | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Emelia Galkowska

Three engineers visit a school to talk about their careers: two men and a woman. One is a burly Yorkshireman, the other is a tall Southerner and the t...

Find Out About The History And Traditions Behind Remembrance Day With Our Quiz

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK

On Sunday, Britons will pause to remember the millions of men and women who have given their lives serving their country in the armed forces. Remembra...

Using Theatre to Speak Out About Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Royal Air Force

Rebecca Crookshank | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Crookshank

I am so grateful to the arts; the power of creativity shines into the face of adversity and for me holds more weight than an official complaint, I will be heard.

Exclusive: Missile That Was UK's Reason For Going Into Syria Hasn't Hit An ISIS Militant

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics

The RAF's celebrated Brimstone missile system has yet to kill or wound a single Isis terrorist in Syria since MPs controversially voted to support bom...

RAF Typhoons Scrambled To Intercept Russian Jets

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian aircraft heading towards UK airspace on Wednesday. BREAKING NEWS: Two RAF Typhoon ...

Government Spends £400k Bombing ISIL Cranes And Truck In Syria

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Politics

The RAF has carried out just 16 "attacks" on targets in Syria - leading to 11 successful "strikes" - since MPs voted to endorse airstrikes against Isi...

These Are The Faces Of The Men That Won The Battle Of Britain

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK

For close to four months, the Battle of Britain raged above the British Isles. In July 1940, and having decisively won the Battle of France, Germa...

With Our Unending Gratitude for the Few

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

As the nation commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this week and we honour those RAF veterans who, as Churchill said, "cast a glittering shield" to protect Great Britain, the RAF Benevolent Fund and its generous supporters worldwide have rallied in support the RAF family.

RAF Jets Scrambled Again Over Encroaching Russian 'Blackjack' Aircraft

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK

Typhoon jets from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland intercepted two Russian “Blackjack” aircraft on Thursday. According to the Ministry of Defence, the ...

VJ Day; Remembering the Bravery and Sacrifice 70 Years On

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

The 70th anniversary of VJ Day allows us as a nation the opportunity to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms today and to share their stories for future generations to hear.

Typhoons Dispatched After NATO Holds Exercises 100 Miles From Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

RAF Typhoons based in Estonia were dispatched three times in the past 24 hours to intercept Russian jets flying close to NATO military exercises in th...

RAF Typhoons Intercept Russian Planes... Again

PA | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

RAF Typhoons have intercepted and shadowed two Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it has been disclosed.The jets were scrambled from Amari...

UK Jets Intercept Yet More Russian Bombers Heading Towards Britain

PA | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK

Two Typhoon fighter jets were launched from RAF Lossiemouth to intercept Russian bombers heading towards the UK, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed...

Typhoons Scrambled Yet Again As Russian Planes (And Warships) Approach Britain

PA | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK

Military tensions between the UK and Russia ratcheted up further today after RAF fighter planes were scrambled at the same time as Russian warships we...

Putin's Bombers Are Risking Collisions With British Civilian Aircraft

PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

An air safety expert has joined former chief of the defence staff in expressing fears that Russian aircraft could collide with civilian aircraft in UK...

Bluster From The Kremlin Over British Minister's Comments

PA | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Politics

Russia has reacted with fury after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon warned there was a "real and present danger" that Moscow could repeat the tactics ...

Crossing the Falklands for RAF Families

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

The yomp will follow the original route of the Royal Marines 45 Commando group, taking in many of the battlefield scenes. Carrying all their supplies with them, the businessmen, more used to boardrooms than bogs, will spend four nights camping out to complete their challenge.

The Words No Commander Wants to Hear

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

30 January, 2015, marks ten years since Hercules C130K XV179 was shot down over Iraq killing all ten crew... I shall never forget their sacrifice.

Russian Ambassador Summoned After Putin's Bombers Fly Close To Bournemouth

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK

The Russian ambassador was summoned after two Russian Tu-95 "Bears" flew close to British airspace, forcing jets from the Royal Air Force to intercept...

Remembering the Christmas Truce, 100 Years On

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

At 19:14 on Christmas Eve we'll be playing the song and calling on the nation to join us as we remember the moment 100 years ago when German and Allied soldiers stepped out of their trenches, shook hands and agreed a truce.

RAF Typhoons Go Supersonic Over Kent To Intercept Antonov Airliner

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

RAF Typhoon aircraft were launched this afternoon to intercept a civilian aircraft which was causing concern to air traffic control authorities. The a...

Two More RAF Tornado Fighter Bombers Deployed To Iraq

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

David Cameron announced the deployment of two more RAF Tornado fighter bombers to join the attacks on Islamic State (IS) militants as he made a surpri...

The Battle of Britain and the Debt We Owe

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

Seventy-four years on, the heroism and sacrifice of these young men is the stuff of legend, romanticised and steeped in patriotism. So often portrayed with the iconic RAF moustache, the majority were probably too young to even have a moustache. Who were these men? How do they remember the Battle of Britain and what became of those who survived the years of war? What happened when they stopped being pilots, stepping out of uniform and back into civilian life?