Tag Archive: Royal Air Force

Armed Forces Day

Candid photography at a hot and sunny Armed Forces Day in Nottingham. A great day out – hope you enjoy the photos!

Hopgood’s Courageous Run

This year is the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid in World War II, when Wing Commander Gibson led 617 Squadron into the heart of Germany to destroy the great dams of the… Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Amelia Earhart

Today is the 115th birthday of American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Earhart (“air-hart“, I made that mistake once and it was a tad embarrassing in polite conversation…) was one of the most celebrated… Continue reading

The Diamond Jubilee Flypast

At the weekend the Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, reviewed thousands of her troops at Windsor Castle to mark her Diamond Jubilee. The highlight of the day was the flypast by… Continue reading

Lady of the Week: The Avro Lancaster

A very special lady is 70 years young this weekend, the inimitable Avro Lancaster. The elegant, four-engined heavy bomber was a modified design of the less successful Avro Manchester, which ran on the tempestuous Rolls-Royce Vulture… Continue reading

Gent of the Week: Flight Lieutenant Wales

Prince William, second in line to the throne, has had an important week for his career as a helicopter pilot with the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue division. He arrived in the… Continue reading

Merry Christmas to One and All

I hope that all my readers are thoroughly enjoying a splendid Christmas, be it either in the bosom of the family home here in Blighty or on a sun-kissed beach on a tropical… Continue reading

WANTED: FRED KNIFTON OF 617 SQUADRON

My Grandfather spent his whole life not talking about his career in the Royal Air Force and he spoke even less about his experiences as an aircrew member of Bomber Command in the Second World War.… Continue reading

Remembering the Battle of Britain

September 15th holds a special place in the British calendar, a day set aside for celebrating the successful defence of our island during the Battle of Britain. However, today is not just about… Continue reading