Royal Air Force

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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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‘Greater stability’ as western forces help to secure Kabul airport
Commander of UK’s evacuation effort says aim is 1,000 people a day leaving, but airport could be closed at any time

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

17, Aug, 2021 @1:48 PM

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Madge Gregory obituary
Other lives: Secretary who served with the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the second world war and later lived on a number of RAF bases

Daniel Webb

09, Aug, 2021 @4:51 PM

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Trinidadian war hero told RAF superiors he was African royalty
Satirical wheeze resulted in corporal making up bed for him in barracks and is included in history of RAF unit

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

14, Jul, 2021 @1:28 PM

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The Rev Ted Bale obituary
Other Lives: Northamptonshire vicar whose first congregation worshipped in his home

Diana Barnes

15, Jun, 2021 @4:11 PM

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MoD document approves British troops for illegal bombing, charity claims
Directive gives exceptions where troops can engage in countries without parliamentary backing

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

19, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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RAF engaged in 10-day attack on Isis in Iraq this spring
Typhoon planes and cruise missiles used in biggest air raid against group in two years, ‘probably killing dozens’ says force

Dan Sabbagh Defence editor

07, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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UK army, navy and RAF all to be cut back, defence review confirms
Cuts come despite Boris Johnson’s pre-election pledge not to cut armed services ‘in any form’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

22, Mar, 2021 @6:07 PM

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Asylum seeker housing conditions under scrutiny at third ex-military site
Allegations of poor conditions, poor food quality and mental health crises at RAF Coltishall in Norfolk

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

14, Jan, 2021 @5:56 PM

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Corrie McKeague died after getting into waste bin, UK inquest hears
Missing airman is believed to have died after night out in Bury St Edmunds in 2016

Jamie Grierson and agencies

13, Nov, 2020 @3:51 PM

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Battle of Britain: 80th anniversary to be marked with events across UK
Commemorations include special immersive experience at Imperial War Museum in Duxford

Ben Quinn

14, Sep, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Dutch salvage mission begins for RAF bomber shot down 77 years ago
Plane lost on way back from Berlin in 1943 was found by chance in lake near Amsterdam in 2008

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

07, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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