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17(R) SQN – PARADE HERALDS NEW ERA FOR RAF

On 12 April 2013, 17 (Reserve) Test & Evaluation Squadron (TES) paraded a new Standard at RAF Coningsby. After the parade the squadron number will move to the United States, where a new 17 Squadron is destined to become the […]

3(F) SQN UPDATE

The RAF’s oldest fighter Sqn culminated the end of its centenary year celebrations by laying-up the old Sqn Standard in the All Saints and St Mary Church, Chitterne on 12 May 13, having received a new Standard in Apr 12. […]

XI SQN AT EXERCISE RED FLAG

After Ajax (unsurprisingly) volunteered to rescue our Twin Seat aircraft from Bermuda, we finally had all 9 Typhoons in North America, just in time for the trail across to Las Vegas from Langley. In another first for Typhoon, the Air […]

17(R) TES FINAL FLIGHT 05.04.13

And so we have Typhoons in new markings operated by 41 (Reserve) Test & Evaluation Squadron (TES), inherited from 17 (R) TES. 41(R) TES has a distinguished history, dating back to its formation in 1916. The squadron was formed at […]

3(F) SQN UPDATE

At the beginning of January the RAF’s oldest fighter squadron said goodbye to the freezing fog of Lincolnshire and deployed to the Middle East for Ex Shaheen Star. Taking over the well established Typhoon detachment at Al Minhad in the […]

DOUBLE FIRST FOR FRENCH AND ROYAL AIR FORCE

TWO pilots, one from the RAF and one from the French Air Force, have achieved a ‘double first,’ by qualifying to fly each other’s current fast jet aircraft. Typhoon pilot Flight Lieutenant Matt ‘Johno’ Johnstone became the first RAF pilot […]

XI SQN ARRIVE AT LANGLEY – FINALLY!

XI Sqn pilots reinforced with pilots from across the Typhoon Force, engineers and support staff from RAF Coningsby arrived in the United States in January to begin 2 months of training exercises with their US Air Force colleagues. Snow and […]

29(R) SQN UPDATE

2012 was a good year for 29(R) Sqn with the timely graduation of (most of) OpCon14 course just in time for Christmas. The year had seen a period of consolidation for the Sqn and some notable personal achievements.  Flt Lt […]

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