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At the exact time that the Great Escape began 75 years ago, RAF personnel are at Stalag Luft III watching the film that immortalised the story, alongside screenings taking place across the UK with &
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Today we marked in Poland to remember RAF & allied personnel who escaped from a prisoner of war camp in WW2. At the ceremonies, RAF and personnel stood side-by-side, while an RAF Hercules performed a flypast with four Polish F-16s.
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– Did you know that the Great Escape was a real operation, not just a Hollywood film? RAF & allied personnel spent 15 months digging three tunnels, finally using tunnel ‘Harry’ to escape on 24th March 1944, 75 years ago today.
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Royal Air Force Mar 23
- How did the prisoners dig their way out with no tools? Answer: They made tools out of everyday objects! RAF & allied personnel stole items from around the prisoner of war camp and turned them into tools for tunnelling and life on the run.
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Royal Air Force Mar 22
Defence Secretary has signed a $1.98Bn deal to purchase five E-7 Wedgetail aircraft. The E-7 fleet will replace the current E-3D Sentry & ensure the continued delivery of the UK’s Airborne Early Warning & Control capability. Full story:
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24 Squadron RAF Mar 21
Here’s a glimpse of how pilots maintain and learn new skills. This a junior crew in our A400M simulator practising hot temperature and high altitude operations. Can you guess what airfield they are landing at?
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Royal Air Force Mar 21
High-flying RAF apprentices were honoured today at the annual Apprentice of the Year Awards Ceremony at . Full Story:
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Royal Air Force Police Mar 21
Tyson sends a High 5 to the as he retires to live with his handler. Tyson and his handler were together at for 18 months before he was retired on the 19th Feb. Thank you for your service Tyson enjoy putting your !
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COM(Air) DE&S Mar 20
Just heard from my Team that they & Industry have won a Chairman’s Gold Award for delivering Project CENTURION - integrate 3x new weapons onto Typhoon on time & cost by Dec 18 - which was 2 years ahead of original estimate. Very proud of them! 🥂
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Royal Air Force Mar 21
Personnel from ’s Puma Force, consisting of both 33 and 230 Squadron Aircrew, deployed in January to Lebanon as part of an Aviation Short Term Training Team. Read more:
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RAF Leeming Mar 21
Wow! Flt Lt James Harris celebrated clocking up 4000 hours on Hawk T1 with 100 Squadron with a bit of well-earned fizz! James said: “I still get a kick out of it – it’s a privilege to go flying.” Now that’s commitment to the job!
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Forces Network Mar 20
✈️ | “It’s easy to think the is just made up of pilots. It is much, much more than that.”
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Royal Air Force Mar 20
Afghanistan-based TORAL Aviation Detachment spent a day lifting any weight, as many times as they could, for . The target was to lift the equivalent of 10 Puma Helicopters. The total lifted was 335,526kg - equal to over 45 Pumas! Full story:
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Royal Air Force Mar 19
A Service of Dedication and Thanksgiving was held for the Polish and Allied airmen who trained at RAF Bramcote and No 18 Operational Training Unit. Find out more:
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RAF Gibraltar Mar 18
Over the weekend, Gibraltar welcomed the second and third in 6 days, demonstrating capability in support of and .
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Royal Air Force Mar 17
Happy to all serving RAF, their families and veterans.
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Royal Air Force Mar 15
RAF vehicles and supplies have set sail to start a new RAF deployment to Estonia. Typhoons from will deploy to the Amari Air Base, conducting Air Policing activities over the summer alongside other NATO Allies. Full story:
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Defence Operations 🇬🇧 Mar 14
aircraft continue to support the Global in the providing valuable target acquisition and fast air support with deadly precision in the fight against .
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Jonathan Wilcox Mar 14
A fitting tribute💪🏻. I couldn’t catch the last flypast, I was too busy stopping my old dear from having a heart attack😆
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