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A mixed season for the battle of Britain memorial flight

What a season – good and bad! It was wonderful to get the Lancaster back on the Flight in time for our 60th celebrations and the new ‘Thompson’ display received many accolades, but aircraft serviceability and the weather have since […]

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 […]

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Operation AZOTIZE

In late Apr 2014, elements of No 3 (Fighter) Squadron, ably assisted by personnel from the wider Typhoon Force deployed to Siauliai Airbase, Lithuania to participate in the NATO Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission. Falling under the command of No […]

The VIEW FROM THE WATERFRONT

Albert Einstein once said that the only reason time exists is so that every thing doesn’t happen all at once. At Coningsby, it sometimes just feels like everything does, especially with the amount the Wing has achieved over the last […]

THE VIEW FROM THE WATERFRONT

The giant mug-shot board conveniently located on the stairwell of Ops Wg HQ has earned its keep recently. There’s a pretty good chance that anyone stopping by Ops Wing in the last couple of months has relied on it to […]

BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL FLIGHT

The newest Spitfire pilot of BBMF is unlikely to be picking up all the unpalatable flight secondary duties! On the 27 June, the Station Commander of RAF Coningsby, Gp Capt Johnny Stringer, carried out his first Spitfire sortie in our […]