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RAF Group Operational Shooting Competition 2016

The RAF Coningsby Combat Shooting Team made up of all ranks and trades, took a full team of 9 personnel from the station to take part in the Group Operational Shooting Competition (GpOSC), which is held over a week every […]

41(R) TES at 100

On 14th July 2016, Number 41(Reserve) Test and Evaluation Squadron celebrated one hundred years of history.   Formed on 14 July 1916, Number 41 Squadron was based at the airfield of St Omer in northern France. The airfield is not […]

29 (R) SQN Killa’s 2000 Hours in a Tycoon

Flight Lieutenant Rich ‘Killa’ Watts from 29(R) Sqn has become the first pilot in the world to reach 2,000 flying hours on the Eurofighter Typhoon. Killa, 55, achieved this milestone event on a training sortie in a Typhoon from 29 […]

Updates for 3 (F) SQN

The early summer months have been an exciting time for 3(F) Sqn, with new faces, new challenges and a renewed enthusiasm for what’s ahead. Memories of recent high end training detachments such as Red Flag remain and it is the […]

Coningsby at 75

Our means of attack are the numerous aircraft designed before the war and the new types being developed to fight the Luftwaffe, disrupt the German war effort and reduce the output of German industry. These aircraft required a whole network […]

29(R) SQN Centenary Parade with Duke of Cambridge

With the Display Season drawing to a close, in the UK at least, 29(R) Sqn was reaching an important milestone – its 100th birthday. Formed in Gosport, at the height of World War One on November 7th 1915, this highly […]

AIR CADETS - CONINGSBY SQN CONTINUES TO GROW…

AIR CADETS – CONINGSBY SQN CONTINUES TO GROW…

17 (CONINGSBY) SQUADRON ATC CONTINUES ITS FULL PROGRAMME INTO THE AUTUMN, MIXING COLLECTING FOR ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, WITH “SHOOTING” EACH OTHER AT THE LASER QUEST BOWL AT SKEGNESS OR SOARING IN THE SKIES ABOVE RAF CRANWELL, 17 SQUADRON CONTINUE TO […]

GRAND DAY OUT GALA DINNER

GRAND DAY OUT GALA DINNER

THE GRAND DAY OUT HAS BEEN A REGULAR OCCURRENCE FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS ON THE WEEKEND OF THE GOLF OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP IN ST ANDREWS. Initially created by Major (retired) Tim Grantham and his wife, it allows injured service personnel […]

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