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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]

Johnny Johnson (Image: Kath Fisher)

The last dambuster turns 100

The last surviving British dambuster Sqn Ldr George ‘Johnny’ Johnson MBE DFM turns 100 today, 25th November. Johnny Johnson joined the Royal Air Force in 1940 and qualified as a gunner as part of 97 Squadron at Woodhall Spa. He later joined 617 Squadron and flew on Operation Chastise, the [read more]

The Red Arrows in formation with an Airbus A400M (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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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]