Royal Air Force

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‘They are buying something’: the cash, gifts and arms cementing the Qatari-UK relationship
The gas-rich state’s influence in Britain reaches to the heart of government, and has been cultivated over decades

Rob Davies and Joseph Smith

17, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Chocks away! Airfix’s Spitfire takes to the skies again
After decades out of production, the 1:24 scale model plane that thrilled generations of children is back. And it’s being made in Britain!

15, Nov, 2022 @5:52 PM

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UK to change law to stop RAF pilots training Chinese military, says minister
Chinese recruitment ‘to understand the capabilities of our air force’ of concern, says James Heappey

Jamie Grierson

18, Oct, 2022 @9:58 AM

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UK to issue ‘threat alert’ over China’s attempts to recruit RAF pilots
Former and serving pilots told not to disclose sensitive information, in attempt to ‘mitigate risk’ of schemes

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

17, Oct, 2022 @11:01 PM

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MoD admits ‘mistakes were made’ in RAF diversity recruitment drive
Air force insists standards did not drop as a result of campaign that prompted resignation of group captain

Gemma McSherry

26, Sep, 2022 @9:34 PM

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Harry Studwell obituary
Other lives: Engineer in the RAF who rose to be a wing commander and later worked as a civilian for the Sultan of Oman’s air force

Steve Harvey

04, Sep, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Red Arrows members investigated over alleged inappropriate behaviour
Minister says some personnel have been removed from RAF’s display team for this season

Jamie Grierson

24, Aug, 2022 @9:34 AM

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RAF is ‘unashamed’ of its diversity targets, says head of recruitment
Maria Byford defends policy and MoD says ‘no standards will be lowered’ after concerns fighting strength could be undermined

Caroline Davies

18, Aug, 2022 @5:28 PM

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UK armed forces introduce ban on use of sex workers abroad
Measure replaces patchwork of policies and, defence secretary says, reflects changing social attitudes

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

19, Jul, 2022 @6:12 PM

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Taff Williams obituary
Other lives: RAF pilot who took part in the Berlin airlift and later flew Vulcan bombers

Bill Gould

15, Jul, 2022 @4:31 PM

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Lancaster review – a sobering first-person history of Bomber Command
This no-frills documentary features gripping tributes to the plane and lost pals from surviving airmen, now in their 90s

Wendy Ide

29, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Lancaster review – wartime tales from the men who flew the bombers
Charles Dance narrates this detailed history of the Lancaster bomber, which doesn’t shy away from the brutal realities of war

Cath Clarke

24, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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