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The Royal Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office and @CranfieldUni have signed a Strategic Partnership Charter setting out guiding principles for working together more closely in research, innovation and education. #NextGenRAF Full story: bit.ly/3BMiYAO
Today, the @BeAirForce is celebrating its 75th anniversary! The @ChiefofAirStaff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, has a special message for our Belgian friends 👇 Many congratulations, Belgian Air Force! 🇬🇧�#BAF75yB@RoyalAirForcer@BelgiumDefenceeitjRrf
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It was an honour to attend the opening of the sixth session of the Senedd today. Good luck to all our Members of the Senedd over the next five years. And well done to the RAF’s No. 4 School of Technical Training @MODStAthan for looking so smart on parade this morning.
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Mourners have gathered for the funeral today of Major General Matthew Holmes RM at Winchester Cathedral. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends and with everyone in the Naval family affected by this sad death. Per mare per terram.
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It was a privilege to gather all the matrons & deputy matrons of the @RoyalNavy, @BritishArmy and the @RoyalAirForce from across the UK. We discussed the great talent in our teams and the challenges ahead. Saving lives and keeping the personnel of the Armed Forces fighting fit 💥g
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#RAFMSAOpenDay in full swing. Members of the @RoyalAirForce are getting to experience the world of motorsports first hand, and even get behind the wheel (or handlebars) of our equipment. @RAF_Wittering @RAFNewsSport @RAFActiveMag @BFBSRadioHQ @RAFSportsFed
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The @RoyalAirForce has been using lessons learned in the evacuations of Afghan nationals from #Kabul to support training on exercise in #Scotland. Exercise Tartan Spirit involved squadrons and personnel from @RAFBrizeNorton, the Hercules C-130 aircraft and the A400M. ✈️
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An enormous privilege to take over command of 2 Gp from AVM Al. A huge thank you to him for all he has done for the Group and I wish him the very best in is new role as Director MAA.
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Have you listened to the latest episode of #InsideAIR yet? The Astra Appivate team, who develop mobile applications for the RAF, discuss how advances in Artificial Intelligence & innovative app design will shape the future of mobile tech. Listen now: raf.mod.uk/what-we-do/ins… #AI
As Head of the Armed Forces, The Queen plays an important role in honouring the work of the Armed Forces. The Royal Family lead national remembrance commemorations, celebrate military achievement, and provide support for military charities, like @PoppyLegion @thenotforgotten.
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Explore the science of flight! The @RoyalAirForce & @rafcharitable are the proud sponsors of the Scouts Staged Air Activities Badges. We are inviting @UKScouting scouts from all sections to take part in Stage 1 of Air Activities on 13 Nov @RAFMUSEUM Link: bit.ly/3arWoBA
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RAF personnel were in Iceland with an A400M & a Poseidon MRA1 aircraft, as part of increased cooperation between the UK & Iceland. The visit was the first overseas land away for the UK Poseidon MRA1, which is an important asset to both the UK & NATO. More: bit.ly/3mLyGpB
#BlackHistoryMonth2021 #RAFSupportForce #A4ForceElements #RAFReserves @vkpickering is the first black woman and Kenyan to be appointed as an RAF Honorary Air Commodore @504Squadron Click here for the full story: raf.mod.uk/our-organisati…
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The UK F-35 fleet has hit 10,000 flight hours — a milestone that represents the expansion of the @RoyalAirForce and @RoyalNavy’s capability and position as a cornerstone of coalition operations.
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Our deployed @eurofighter Typhoons and @AirbusDefence Voyager have conducted Exercise Bright Star. This is the first time in 20 years that the @RoyalAirForce has flown with our regional partners in the Egyptian Air Force 🇪🇬🤝🇬🇧 Read mobit.ly/3oSs3V4FSvJsTs
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Now in Singapore, #CSG21 is an awesome air & maritime force with @OC617Sqn & @USMC VFMA-211 at its heart, making real the UK's commitment to global security & international partnerships @RoyalAirForce @RoyalNavy.
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It was great to meet my Singapore counterpart, Major General Kelvin Khong, to discuss our shared ambitions for @TheRSAF and @RoyalAirForce, including further cooperation on F-35B and deepening our engagement through #FPDA.
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Today at @CWGC Kranji Cemetery, Singapore, we honoured the Commonwealth forces from World War 2 who are laid to rest there, and the 24,000 who have no known grave. We remember them.
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A warm welcome to the @RoyalNavy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth, which called at Changi Naval Base today. She conducted a Passage Exercise with the RSN, and @TheRSAF’s F-16 fighters participated in air serials with the F-35B fighters from the @RoyalAirForce and @USMC embarked on @HMSQNLZ.
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On #WorldMentalHealthDay, Defence has launched a new Annual Mental Fitness Brief to ensure all personnel receive mental health training. Defence Minister Leo Docherty met personnel from 3 Rifles to discuss mental health and resilience.
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#WorldMentalHealthDay is a good time to take stock - do you really know yourself, what you can do to help others and what can we do to remove the stigma around #mentalhealth It’s OK to not be OK and feeling low is not a sign of weakness.
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Yesterday, F-35Bs from #CSG21 flew with @TheRSAF's F-16s, conducting simulated air combat training, while ships from @RoyalNavy & 🇸🇬 Navy exercised together. The activities come ahead of 🇬🇧 aircraft carr@HMSQNLZQNLZ's visit to 🇸🇬 tomor@smrmoorhouserhgov.uk/government/new…C0NHL4
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A heartfelt message from one of our deployed @RAFChaplains. As an organisation, the Royal Air Force recognises the significance of our people's mental health and wellbeing. This #WorldMentalHealthDay we encourage you to #DoOneThing that helps you and others. twitter.com/UKACCMiddleEas…
For #BlackHistoryMonth we are celebrating that, throughout our history, @RoyalAirForce has always strived to be a meritocracy where ability, talent and potential matter much more than what someone looks like or where they’re from. #BHM2021
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To celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth were marking the life and legacy of Winston Anthony Alleyne, the first black man to reach the rank of Squadron Warrant Officer in the @RoyalAirForce 🔗bit.ly/2YvdTynq 📸 Image copyright: October 2021 Air Mail © Sarah-Eden LudwelAO
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6 Squadron have returned to @RAFLossiemouth after a successful operation, where they worked with @HMSQNLZ, delivered kinetic effects to #defeatDaesh and worked with our @coalition partners. twitter.com/UKACCMiddleEas…
Five months into the #CSG21 deployment 617 Squadron Dambusters & VMFA-211 Wake Islands Avengers continue to deliver stealth air power from the deck of @HMSQNLZ. twitter.com/UKinSingapore/…
An RAF Typhoon from @RAFConingsby has escorted @usairforce B-1B Lancers as part of the latest Bomber Task Force mission, carrying out the activity as they made their way to RAF Fairford.
This morning, a wreath laying service at the Bastion Memorial at the Arboretum marked the 20th anniversary of the start of UK operations in Afghanistan recognising the sacrifice that so many have made, including the UK Service personnel who lost their lives in the conflict. 1/4
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UK and @USMC Lightning jets from @HMSQNLZ joined @USNavy F-35C and F/A-18 Super Hornets from aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (@CVN70) & USS Ronald Reagan (@Gipper_76) for a unique formation flypast of US & UK air power. #CSG21 @OC617Sqn
Congratulations @AdmTonyRadakin on your appointment as the next Chief of Defence Staff. We look forward to working with you in your new role shaping the future of @DefenceHQ.
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The Royal Air Force has bid a fond farewell to Number 27 Squadron @RAF_Regiment as their disbandment parade took place at @RAFHonington. Over seen by AVM @AlGillespieRAF, the parade paid tribute to the Sqns 70 years of service to the RAF & country. More: bit.ly/3uNVHMa
Great to welcome @ChiefofAirStaff to the home of the @IrishAirCorps and our very best wishes to Gp Capt Hemingway DFC, the last of the Few. Good discussion on air power, shared experiences and opportunities, given long history between our air arms. @defenceforces @RoyalAirForce twitter.com/ChiefofAirStaf…
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The RAF has helped to deliver AstraZeneca vaccines to the @BAS_News facility in Antarctica. The vaccines were flown from @RAFBrizeNorton to Mount Pleasant Airbase in the Falkland Islands. They were then taken by a BAS aircraft to the research station on the Antarctic Peninsula.
🇬🇧's Carrier Strike Group is on its way to 🇸🇬. As part of the maiden operational deployme#CSG21SG21 will sail over 26,000 nautical miles & engage with 40 countries from the Mediterranean to the Indo-Pacific & back again. Here are the recent highlight@HMSQNLZQ@smrmoorhouseoZYM2
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Today I had the enormous privilege of spending time with John ‘Paddy’ Hemingway DFC, 102 yrs old and the last of Churchill’s Few. It was humbling to hear this hero of the Battle of Britain tell his incredible story so modestly. @RoyalAirForce
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.@RAF__Police and @RAF_Regiment personnel have deployed to Ukraine to conduct a bespoke training package of air-focused Force Protection measures with the Ukrainian Military. Full story: bit.ly/3oAHaCD
Watch the video below from @UKACCMiddleEast to learn more about Sqn Ldr Williams’ role, the highlights, and the challenges of being deployed on @DefenceOps. twitter.com/UKACCMiddleEas…
The UK's Carrier Strike Group led by flagship @HMSQNLZ transited 🇸🇬 waters earlier in July and will return soon for another series of exciting engagements with Singapore, a close friend and partner. What i#CSG2121? Find out more in this video & stay tuned for updatespW
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Squadron Leader @Bonposselt is an RAF Doctor, specialising in Aviation & Space Medicine. She studies how the body responds to environments like high altitudes & space. She was part of a team that simulated a Mars mission in Oman, run by @oewf & @esa. #womeninspacewsw #WSW2021
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The RAF is encouraging its personnel to follow NHS guidelines regarding vaccinations. We are aware of our duty to protect ourselves so that we can protect you: bit.ly/3BfwOeX
Nurses of the @BritishArmy and the @RoyalAirForce have been shortlisted for a top award for their partnership with Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey! They are one of only 9 of 1500 entries shortlisted for the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards, to be announced on 18th Nov!👏t
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In today’s episode of #InsideAIR meet the Astra Appivate team who develop mobile applications for the RAF. Learn how advances in Artificial Intelligence and innovative app design will shape the future of mobile tech. Listen now raf.mod.uk/what-we-do/ins… #Astra #InnovateCodeSucceed
This week is @WorldSpaceWeek and the theme is #womeninspacewsw. I’m looking forward to seeing @UKSpaceCmd profile some of the brilliant people like Natalie, working to promote, protect and defend our national interests in space 24/7. @DefenceHQ @RoyalAirForce twitter.com/UKSpaceCmd/sta…
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Our @RAFChaplains offer support and guidance to our service personnel and their families. They are key to sustaining the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of our people. See more 👇�twitter.com/UKACCMiddleEas…5d
From filming on the C-17 aircraft to the HMS Dragon , the @RoyalNavy, @BritishArmy and @RoyalAirForce have all appeared on screen in #NoTimeToDie. Read more about the key role the UK Armed Forces played in filming 👇ow.ly/cHZx50Gk9CeMJ
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Having taken post last week, the new Air Component Commander Air Commodore Mark Farrell, was interviewed by the deployed Media Officer and @RAFPhotog. See more! 🎥�twitter.com/UKACCMiddleEas…BX
In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, RAF musician Senior Aircraftman Jerelle Jacob, led a Jazz Quintet in a series of improvisation sessions exploring the style and mood of some of the most influential black composers of our time. Full story: bit.ly/3iodm89
Today is the start of #blackhistorymonth. In partnership with @BentleyMotors on 20th Oct 21 at @RAFMUSEUM the RAF will recognise BAME personnel, including the role played by aircrew on Op PITTING, and discuss how we advance from our rich history to somewhere new and exciting.
Huge congratulations to all of tonight’s #RAFAstra winners - incredible achievements. #TeamBenson have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help deliver a fantastic event recognising the innovation driving us closer towards the #NextGenRAF twitter.com/SimonEdwardsRA…
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