Royal Air Force

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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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Douglas Coxell obituary
Other lives: Pilot who flew with the RAF during the second world war and then for a civil airline in the Channel Islands

Chris Baker

18, Apr, 2022 @11:36 AM

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Audrey Pratt obituary
Other lives: Talented illustrator who tracked Royal Navy boats throughout the night on D-Day, 1944

Laura-Kate Gordon

22, Feb, 2022 @5:21 PM

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Dog awarded animals’ Victoria Cross for RAF service in Afghanistan
German shorthaired pointer named Hertz given PDSA Dickin medal after sniffing out drugs and electronics

Jamie Grierson

22, Feb, 2022 @11:57 AM

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RAF suspends senior commander allegedly seen naked outside home
Air Marshal Andrew Turner reportedly apologised to neighbours who went to police with exposure complaint

Ben Quinn

14, Feb, 2022 @4:50 PM

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UK accused of ‘targeted killing’ after drone strike on arms dealer to IS
Rights charity seeks answers from MoD over death of Abu Hamza al-Shuhail in Syria in October

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

06, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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British F-35 jet crashes into Mediterranean
Defence secretary says F-35 flights will continue, after pilot of RAF jet from HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier ejects during routine activity

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

17, Nov, 2021 @4:02 PM

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RAF plane to fly up to 40 Afghans to UK as evacuations resume
Flight carrying translators and others who have escaped Taliban to land at RAF Brize Norton on Friday

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

14, Oct, 2021 @3:17 PM

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Betty Farrar obituary
Other lives: Labour party activist who supported the Grunwick strike, CND and the miners’ struggles

Max Farrar

03, Oct, 2021 @11:05 AM

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RAF intelligence base linked to US drone strike on Iranian general Qassem Soleimani
Research concludes it ‘was probable’ that Menwith Hill was used to assist in the controversial assassination

Dan Sabbagh

02, Oct, 2021 @3:10 PM

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Gauntlet to reach Kabul airport taking evacuees 24 to 48 hours
Fear of Taliban roadblocks slows flow of people trying to flee Afghanistan on fifth day of RAF airlift operation

Dan Sabbagh and Rowena Mason

20, Aug, 2021 @4:41 PM

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