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29(R) Sqn – (Mar/Apr/May 2012)

As usual we have had a very busy few months on 29(R) Sqn. The weather has been kind and the engineers have provided plenty of serviceable aircraft which has allowed us to maximise the flying hours and continue churning out […]

3(F) SQUADRON: THE OLDEST FLYING SQUADRON

In 1911, following the growth in early aviation activity, the War Office issued instructions for the School of Ballooning to be expanded into a battalion.  An order was issued on 28 February 1911 for the formation of the Air Battalion […]

3(F) SQUADRON 100TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE

A ceremony to mark the 100th Anniversary of 3(F) Sqn took place on Saturday 12th May 2012. The parade, comprising current personnel from 3(F) Sqn, was attended by a large gathering of 3(F) Sqn Veteran Association members, Stn and Sqn […]

DIAMOND BLADES 17 – 23 March 2012

For an XI Sqn exped you would be mistaken for thinking that the majority would be XI Sqn personnel, however not in this case. A few of the finest that XI Sqn had to offer were joined by their mates […]

THE STAINFORTH TROPHY

On 23 March, Air Chief Marshal Sir Simon Bryant, Commander-in Chief Air Command  visited RAF Coningby to present the Stainforth Trophy. This was the first time RAF Coningsby had been awarded the Trophy, a significant accolade and one which recognises […]

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL FLIGHT TV STAR TO NAME EAST COAST TRAIN AT RAILFEST IN YORK

Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster will fly overhead as thousands witness ceremony in June. Arecord-breaking East Coast locomotive is to be named ‘Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’ by TV star Carol Vorderman, in a spectacular ceremony to launch a nine-day festival […]

29(R) Sqn UPDATE

January and February were, once again, busy months for 29(R) Squadron. We graduated our first course under the revised OPCON syllabus, the RSTF started the Instructor work-up phase and the QWIC course began their airborne training. We congratulate to the […]

3(F) SQN ITALY, LIBYA, FRANCE AND BEYOND

The flying programme has continued unabated during the first quarter of the new year and has included work-ups for QRA coverage during the Olympics. At the beginning of March, elements of the Sqn deployed for a long weekend to St […]

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