RAF centenary

RAF flypast

This week, the celebrations for the Royal Air Force’s 100th birthday reached a pinnacle when up to 100 aircraft took part in a fly past in London. This amazing spectacle in the skies included a day of commemorations with a parade of 1000 servicemen and women down The Mall and…

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Corporal Jonathan Bayliss

Last week I was deeply saddened by the news that Corporal Jonathan Bayliss, of the Red Arrows, who was born in Dartford and grew up in Hartley, died when his aircraft crashed at RAF Valley in Wales. Since his untimely death, tributes have been pouring in from people around the country…

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New Aircraft Carriers

Next year, the UK’s first aircraft carrier of the Queen Elizabeth Class will start sea trials ahead of its official launch. The two new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, will be based in Portsmouth when they are fully commissioned, with the first to make its…

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