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Last flight home for icon of 'German Autumn' of terror

Friedrichshafen - Forty years ago next month, German anti-terror commandos stormed a Lufthansa jet in Somalia, shot its Palestinian hijackers and freed 90 hostages, a climax in a bloody era of far-left militancy.

Review: The history of aircraft on display in London Special

London - Nestled away in a corner of North London is the Royal Air Force Museum. The museum contains vast hangers containing the history of aircraft, from primitive flying contraptions to modern Tornado jets.

RAF fighters escort JFK bound Egyptian flight in terror alert

Prestwick - Prestwick Airport, 30 miles south of Glasgow, Scotland, was the scene of a major terror alert yesterday when an Egyptian airliner carrying 326 passengers, bound from Cairo, Egypt to New York’s JFK airport landed after an escort by RAF fighters.

RAF Marham Crew To Get Operational Pay Says Liam Fox

The recent conflicts that have been occurring the Middle East this year have yet to leave our TV screens and news feeds, with constant developments occurring. Now it has been reported that soldiers in Libya will be receiving a bonus Operational Allowance.

Op-Ed: The Goons — Good news for fans

The Goon Show radio show was one of the must-hear shows of its time, meaning everyone literally dropped everything to listen to it. Somebody has finally got the distribution of Goon Show stuff organized, online and properly packaged.

RAF servicemen jailed for cigarette smuggling

Bristol - Three RAF servicemen, who were involved in smuggling cigarettes into the UK from the Middle East on military flights, were sentenced to time in jail.

Crew eject from RAF jet before it crashes into sea

Gairloch - Two RAF crew members were rescued after they ejected from a burning Tornado GR4 jet which then crashed into the sea off the coast of Scotland.

Man arrested after RAF escorts plane to airport

A man was arrested after his behaviour resulted in a plane being diverted, and escorted to Stansted Airport, by two RAF fighter jets.

Winston Churchill at #4 on music charts

Winston Churchill is at number four at the UK album charts, as part of a recording made to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Churchill accused of covering up UFO-RAF bomber encounter

A secret file has revealed that Winston Churchill was accused of ordering the cover-up of an encounter between a UFO and a RAF bomber. The newly released files state that he was afraid the information would create panic and damage faith in religion.

Celebrating Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh Special

Edinburgh - Around the country on June 26, hundreds of thousands of people celebrated Armed Forces Day with a series of events. Edinburgh held its own event with a parade of current and ex-service personnel from air, sea and land.

S. African General Smuts founded two air forces Special

Pretoria - The 90-year anniversary of the Silver Queen flight is also the ninetieth anniversary of the founding of the South African Air Force (SAAF). I spoke to a descendant of SAAF founder, General Jan Smuts.
 

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Contemporary RAF image showing Kittyhawks of 260 Squadron in the Western desert during WWII
Contemporary RAF image showing Kittyhawks of 260 Squadron in the Western desert during WWII
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RAF Typhoon similar to those stationed at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus  takes off.
RAF Typhoon similar to those stationed at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, takes off.
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A selection of World War II aircraft on display at the Battle of Britain Museum  Hendon  London.
A selection of World War II aircraft on display at the Battle of Britain Museum, Hendon, London.
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RAF Bomber Command 1940
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A Bristol Beaufighter taking off.
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RAF Tornado from RAF Marham  flys over the Shard skyscraper in London during Her Majesty the Queen s...
RAF Tornado from RAF Marham, flys over the Shard skyscraper in London during Her Majesty the Queen's 2013 Birthday Flypast.
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