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RAF air strike kills Isis fighters hiding in Iraqi caves
A Eurofighter Typhoon refuels
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RAF air strike kills Isis fighters hiding in Iraqi caves

Defence minister pledges to continue ‘relentless’ fight against jihadists
6 May 2020
UK to intensify defence against space ‘threats’
Gavin Williamson, Defence Secretary
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UK to intensify defence against space ‘threats’

Gavin Williamson announces plans to tackle risk of technological assaults from hostile states
21 May 2018
RAF Mildenhall: Shots fired during ‘security incident’
US soldier
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RAF Mildenhall: Shots fired during ‘security incident’

Man arrested at Suffolk base after allegedly attempting to drive car through checkpoint
18 Dec 2017
Government ‘not to blame’ as BAE announces 2,000 job losses
Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets in action
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Government ‘not to blame’ as BAE announces 2,000 job losses

But unions and opposition politicians attack the Tory leadership’s industrial strategy
10 Oct 2017
What was the Battle of Britain and why was it so important?
Battle of Britain
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What was the Battle of Britain and why was it so important?

German troops were ultimately unsuccessful in their aerial assault of the British mainland
15 Sep 2017
Soldier killed in training exercise at Scottish RAF base
Royal air forces
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Soldier killed in training exercise at Scottish RAF base

Bombing range at RAF Tain has an 'uneasy relationship with local community'
2 Nov 2016
RAF personnel told to avoid uniform after 'kidnap' attempt
RAF Marham in Norfolk
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RAF personnel told to avoid uniform after 'kidnap' attempt

Servicemen and women placed on alert following incident at RAF Marham in Norfolk
22 Jul 2016

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Jet interceptions: why are airspace violations rising?
Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets in action
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Jet interceptions: why are airspace violations rising?

Military jets are increasingly being called to 'maintain airspace integrity' resulting in tense mid-air interactions
3 Aug 2015
British pilots strike Syria despite parliamentary veto
A cloud of smoke rises following an air strike by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held area of Douma
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British pilots strike Syria despite parliamentary veto

Government confirms that embedded UK personnel have acted under command of host nations in Syria
17 Jul 2015
RAF THREAT: 'You will be shot down,' pilot told
Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets in action
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RAF THREAT: 'You will be shot down,' pilot told

'If you do not respond immediately to my orders you will be shot down', an RAF pilot said
30 Oct 2014
RAF SCRAMBLED: Jets sent to meet Russian bombers
Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets in action
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RAF SCRAMBLED: Jets sent to meet Russian bombers

Typhoon fighter jets sent to investigate Russian long-range bombers approaching UK airspace
24 Apr 2014
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