Lockheed Martin F35 Lighting II
Military

617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron is reformed for F35

617 squadron,  which was immortalised in the Dambusters film, has been reformed to fly the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) latest front-line aircraft, the F35 Lightning II. Disbanded in 2014, 617 Squadron has primarily been a ground attack and reconnaissance squadron and became a household name when, in 1943, they carried out Operation [read more]

The Red Arrows (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Military

MOD set to sell Red Arrows home base

The Ministry of Defence is preparing to sell RAF Scampton, home of The Red Arrows, as part of a plan to cut costs across the defence estate. The Lincolnshire base is earmarked for sale by 2022 along with North Yorkshire air base, RAF Linton-on-Ouse which is currently used as a flight [read more]

617 Squadron Flypast (Image: John Moore)
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VIDEO: 617 Squadron celebrated with special flypast

617 Squadron, the Dambusters, was celebrated at the Royal International Air Tattoo with a special flypast marking the squadrons iconic aircraft. The flypast at RAF Fairford at the weekend formed part of the RAF100 celebrations and featured the squadrons famous Avro Lancaster, the aircraft which was used on the Dambusters [read more]

F35B Lightning II (Image: Lockheed Martin)
Military

F35-B Lightning II’s to arrive in UK tomorrow

The UK’s latest jet fighter aircraft should finally arrive in the UK tomorrow as the first Lockheed Martin F35-B Lightning II’s fly into RAF Marham. The Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) will form the backbone of the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy attack aircraft replacing the role previously carried out by [read more]