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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 […]

MARHAM TO ARNHEM - 500 MILES - A BIKE TOO FAR

MARHAM TO ARNHEM: 500 MILES – A BIKE TOO FAR?

ON THE 1ST SEPTEMBER 2015, A/SGT ANDY ATKIN-FINDLAY, SGT KEV WEBSTER AND I, SET OFF FROM RAF MARHAM ON A 500 MILE UNSUPPORTED BIKE RIDE TO RAISE MONEY FOR MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT. Accompanying us were 5 other Gen Tech Workshop […]

XI(F) SQN

XI(F) SQN

EVEN BY TYPHOON FORCE STANDARDS, THE LAST FEW MONTHS HAVE BEEN A BUSY PERIOD FOR XI(F) SQN. WHILST COMPLETING OUR PREPARATIONS TO ASSUME VERY HIGH READINESS DUTIES, XI(F) WAS ALSO TASKED WITH SUPPORTING OP SIPLING – THE MISSION TO REPLACE […]

BBMF in the winter months... One to one online

BBMF in the winter months…

Now, contrary to popular belief , be hind the closed hangar doors here at BBMF, we don’t just lounge in the T bar watching DVDs of the glorious displays we have performed in the summer. The winter is just as […]

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