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OPERATION BLACK BUCK 1 DURING OPERATION CORPORATE: 30 Apr – 1 May 1982

XM607 Side profile Credit Navigator Radar Flt Lt Norman Curtis-Christie On the 2nd April 1982 Argentina invaded the British Territory of the Falklands Islands which are situated approximately 8,000 miles from the UK and 400 miles off the Southern most […]

BATON RELAY

Civilian and Military personnel were inspired to create a ‘human 100’ outside the Hurricane building on Site 1. The RAF 100 Baton Relay is a key event in the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Royal Air Force. The Baton is […]

Action 4 Youth

The Inspiration Programme – Visit to RAF High Wycombe The 8-9 November 2017 saw RAF High Wycombe host Military engagements with the ‘Action 4 Youth’ Inspiration Programme. The course is designed to broaden the horizons, thinking and experience of young […]

THE EUROPEAN AIR GROUP WELCOMES THE NEW DIRECTOR

On the 17th January 2018, Air General Javier Salto, the Chief of Staff of the Spanish Air Force, handed over the position of Director of the European Air Group to Lieutenant General Enzo Vecciarelli, the Chief of Staff of the […]

THE AVRO LANCASTER

A CRITICAL HISTORY By Robert Hickox Arguably one of the best heavy bombers of the Second World War, the Lancaster evolved from the twin-engined Manchester whose Rolls Royce Vulture engines were unreliable, although the wings and fuselage were of good […]

TAKING FOOTBALL TO AFRICA AND BEYOND

CHARITABLE APPEAL PART 1 REPORT ON NEPAL VISIT – 14 DEC TO 29 DEC 2017 On behalf of the Taking Football to Africa and Beyond Charitable Appeal a team of 12 people travelled to Nepal on 14th December 2017 to […]

TUG OF WAR

Here we are, a new year with new intentions for our huge list of New Year’s resolutions. So how about trying something new that anyone can have a go at, will get you fit, you’ll meet new people and travel […]

Princes Risborough School (PRS) Awarded Grant from the Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund

Princes Risborough School recently welcomed Group Captain Rob Woods, the Royal Air Force High Wycombe Station Commander, to assist in opening a Ministry of Defence funded (MOD) project. The Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund was created to assist publicly […]

Ascent

A former air traffic controller has reignited her links to the Royal Air Force by setting up a new company which is supporting the RAF Benevolent Fund. After a career in the Royal Air Force spanning 30 years, the last […]

Welcome to the Ultimate Team Sport

On a bright autumn morning, as the mist lifts from the River Thames, and our coxless four zips effortlessly away from the bank, you pinch yourself as you remember how lucky the RAF community is to enjoy the Central Fund […]

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