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F-35 Lightning aircraft from 617 Sqn left for Cyprus this morning to take part in its first overseas training exercise. Exercise Lightning Dawn at will give vital experience in maintaining & flying in an unfamiliar environment.
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Royal Air Force May 20
RAF personnel are participating in , a major multi-national event in Finland designed to test & improve coalition interoperability.
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502 Squadron May 18
An historic moment for the oldest Reserve Squadron in the RAF, 502 (Ulster) Squadron as it receives its’ new Standard from the Lord Lieutenant of Co Antrim assisted by ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁦
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Royal Air Force May 20
A memorial was unveiled near Emmerich, Germany to mark the 76th anniversary of the loss of 617 Sqn aircraft AJ-Z & the 7 aircrew who lost their lives. The memorial was organised by local researcher Marcel Hahn & his colleague Mark Welch.
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Royal Air Force May 17
The first 8 rear crew graduated from the Defence Helicopter Flying School at @RAFShawbury at a special parade. This graduation marks another important milestone within the rotary element of UK Military Flying Training System. Read more:
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Royal Air Force May 17
This week, carried out their final practice jump from the Dakota prior to the jump in Normandy for this June.
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Royal Air Force May 16
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Royal Air Force May 15
Nominate an inspirational woman, man or team from all levels across defence. The Awards recognise & promote the brilliance of individuals working in the defence of the nation. Nominations close at midday on 24th May 2019. Nominate here:
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RAF Benevolent Fund May 15
"Sport has helped my recovery by giving me something to focus on other than my mental health, it helps me switch off and focus." Beneficiary and Ambassador Matt Neve shares how archery helps him believe in himself again ➡️
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RAF Benevolent Fund May 14
No one should struggle with their mental health alone! 🤚 We partner with specialist organisations to provide extra support to the RAF Family when it comes to their mental wellbeing. Here's all the support available ➡️
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RAF Benevolent Fund May 13
"As we mark , my hope is that conditions like mine will become 'normalised', making it easier for people to seek help." Andrew Stevens shares how he spent 10 years battling a condition he didn't know he had. Read his blog ➡️
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Royal Air Force May 15
Members from the were invited to to provide an insight into the skills required to develop a world-class team whilst experiencing the daily workings of an RAF station. Read the full article:
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Defence Operations 🇬🇧 May 14
. specialists as part of the Coalition Air Advisory Training Team are working in as advisors to its security forces. The training at Taji Air Base is part of Operation SHADER with the aim of supporting Iraq's security development. 🚁
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Air Marshal Julian Young May 14
Isn’t she beautiful?! Our first P-8A Poseidon now has her tail.
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Royal Air Force May 14
Check out Discover My Benefits! A free, easy to use website that gives clear information about benefits & allowances on offer.  Available to all Regular & Reserve Service personnel, their families, and anyone interested in serving.  Start discovering:
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Pete Squires May 13
With Mental Health week underway, you may wish to visit the funded Headspace App designed to help improve our mental well-being
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RAF Benevolent Fund May 14
Our Listening and Counselling services provide free and confidential emotional support for RAF veterans, serving personnel and dependent family members experiencing difficulties. Please get in touch with us ➡️ .
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RAF Wittering May 14
Excellent musical support from as exercises the Freedom of Peterborough on historic Cathedral Square
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RAF Valley May 14
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Royal Air Force May 14
is just as important as physical fitness. This is Sqn Ldr MacFarlane’s story. Personnel & their families in need of support can call the 24hr Combat Stress helpline: 0800 323 4444
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