Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 13°C Friday 30 July 2021

#RAF

# raf - Thursday 17 September, 2020

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

Sep 17th 2020, 10:44 PM 44,293 Views 37 Comments

It marks the third time in six days the Typhoons have been scrambled in response to Russian planes.

# raf - Monday 31 August, 2020

Two men detained over Ryanair terror alert released without charge
# Security Threat
# Security Threat

Two men detained over Ryanair terror alert released without charge

Updated Aug 31st 2020, 2:40 PM 88,188 Views 44 Comments

A suspicious object left in the toilet was found to be a mobile phone.

# raf - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Car ‘seen on wrong side of road outside RAF base near where Harry Dunn died’
# Harry Dunn
# Harry Dunn

Car ‘seen on wrong side of road outside RAF base near where Harry Dunn died’

Feb 15th 2020, 7:44 AM 27,884 Views 22 Comments

Northamptonshire Police said they are looking into footage shared on social media yesterday.

# raf - Saturday 28 July, 2018

11 RAF jets will fly over Dublin tonight - but don't panic
# Red Arrows
# Red Arrows

11 RAF jets will fly over Dublin tonight - but don't panic

Jul 28th 2018, 12:40 PM 42,939 Views 63 Comments

The planes will fly over Dublin at around 7.50pm tonight.

'My display will be what I call old man aerobatics': Life as a veteran Irish stunt pilot
# BRAY AIR DISPLAY
# BRAY AIR DISPLAY

'My display will be what I call old man aerobatics': Life as a veteran Irish stunt pilot

Jul 28th 2018, 10:00 AM 11,220 Views 8 Comments

Limerick native Gerry Humphreys has spent over 9,000 hours flying planes over the past three decades.

# raf - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

RAF escorts Ryanair plane to Stansted after 'suspected hoax security alert'
# High Alert
# High Alert

RAF escorts Ryanair plane to Stansted after 'suspected hoax security alert'

Oct 4th 2017, 9:40 AM 18,328 Views 37 Comments

The flight was from Kaunas, in Lithuania, to London Luton, and the alarm was raised by Lithuanian authorities.

# raf - Friday 28 October, 2016

Fighter jets escort plane to Scottish airport after communications fail
# Supersonic
# Supersonic

Fighter jets escort plane to Scottish airport after communications fail

Oct 28th 2016, 8:20 PM 25,424 Views 41 Comments

The jets travelled at supersonic speed to catch up with the airliner.

# raf - Monday 15 August, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland consider changing its position on neutrality?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland consider changing its position on neutrality?

Aug 15th 2016, 8:42 AM 32,936 Views 219 Comments

With the news that the UK’s RAF will patrol our airspace in the event of a terror attack, can Ireland really remain a neutral country?

# raf - Thursday 3 December, 2015

The UK began bombing Isis in Syria just hours after last night's vote
# War
# War

The UK began bombing Isis in Syria just hours after last night's vote

Dec 3rd 2015, 7:22 AM 22,816 Views 107 Comments

Six targets were the focus of RAF Tornado jets.

# raf - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Rescue operation for man swept away while spreading ashes at sea
# Cornwall
# Cornwall

Rescue operation for man swept away while spreading ashes at sea

Feb 1st 2015, 9:50 AM 12,663 Views 3 Comments

A search is underway off the Cornish coast.

# raf - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

RAF escorts cargo plane to Stansted, apologises for 'loud bang'
# Loud Noises
# Loud Noises

RAF escorts cargo plane to Stansted, apologises for 'loud bang'

Oct 29th 2014, 6:46 PM 18,661 Views 48 Comments

Some residents reported their houses shook as the Typhoons passed overhead.

# raf - Saturday 27 September, 2014

British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack
# Tornados
# Tornados

British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack

Sep 27th 2014, 3:19 PM 7,760 Views 138 Comments

The Tornado combat jets took off from an RAF base in Cyprus.

# raf - Monday 11 August, 2014

US "urgently" shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists
# Weapons
# Weapons

US "urgently" shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists

Aug 11th 2014, 1:55 PM 6,010 Views 36 Comments

France is calling on the European Union to follow suit.

# raf - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Neglected dog rescued from under 2lbs of filthy fur
# Fur Free
From The Daily Edge
# Fur Free

Neglected dog rescued from under 2lbs of filthy fur

Jul 16th 2014, 10:23 AM 4,260 Views 2 Comments

All the feels.

# raf - Friday 9 May, 2014

Two RAF members withdrawn from duties over "graphic photo with Afghan body"
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Two RAF members withdrawn from duties over "graphic photo with Afghan body"

May 9th 2014, 10:31 PM 20,805 Views 73 Comments

The photo appears to show servicemen posing with a dead Taliban member.

# raf - Sunday 13 April, 2014

BBC News accidentally says Prince William was in the IRA
# Ouch
From The Daily Edge
# Ouch

BBC News accidentally says Prince William was in the IRA

Apr 13th 2014, 3:47 PM 4,881 Views 0 Comments

I say!

# raf - Monday 6 January, 2014

British fighter jet flies using 3D printed parts
# Flight
# Flight

British fighter jet flies using 3D printed parts

Jan 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 13,900 Views 42 Comments

It’s estimated that 3D printing parts would help the RAF save €1.4 million.

# raf - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Documentary tells story of only Irish man to survive Nagasaki
# Atomic Bomb
# Atomic Bomb

Documentary tells story of only Irish man to survive Nagasaki

Dec 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 17,230 Views 89 Comments

Dr Aidan MacCarthy was being held in a prisoner-of-war camp in Nagasaki when the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city.

# raf - Friday 24 May, 2013

Two arrested on 'suspicion to endanger aircraft' after flight diverted to London
# London
# London

Two arrested on 'suspicion to endanger aircraft' after flight diverted to London

May 24th 2013, 4:55 PM 15,452 Views 24 Comments

The Pakistan Airlines flight was travelling to Manchester when a disruptive passenger led to it being diverted to Stansted.

# raf - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

VIDEO: How London looked from a Spitfire plane during Queen celebrations
# Diamond Jubilee
# Diamond Jubilee

VIDEO: How London looked from a Spitfire plane during Queen celebrations

Jun 6th 2012, 1:17 PM 6,075 Views 37 Comments

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has released the video taken from the wing of a Spitfire fighter plane. You can even spot Buckingham Palace…

# raf - Monday 23 April, 2012

Olympic organisers announce airspace restrictions
# Lockdown
From The42
# Lockdown

Olympic organisers announce airspace restrictions

Apr 23rd 2012, 11:43 AM 532 Views 0 Comments

Private planes, light aircraft and hot air balloons will be banned from approaching within 30 miles of London’s current no-fly zone during this summer’s Olympic Games.

# raf - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Last known WWI veteran dies aged 110
# WWI Veteran
# WWI Veteran

Last known WWI veteran dies aged 110

Feb 7th 2012, 9:51 PM 5,459 Views 22 Comments

Florence Green, who served with the RAF as a waitress on an air base, was the last known survivor of the conflict.

# raf - Friday 2 December, 2011

Germany evacuates half the city of Koblenz after WWII bomb uncovered
# Germany
# Germany

Germany evacuates half the city of Koblenz after WWII bomb uncovered

Dec 2nd 2011, 11:11 AM 5,399 Views 33 Comments

The 10ft unexploded bomb is one of the largest to be discovered in Germany since the end of the Second World War.

# raf - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Search for missing sailors called off
# Missing
# Missing

Search for missing sailors called off

Nov 29th 2011, 8:05 AM 1,092 Views 4 Comments

Five men remain missing in the Irish Sea following the sinking of their cargo vessel on Sunday. The Welsh coastguard has said there is little hope of them being found alive.

# raf - Monday 28 November, 2011

Search for missing sailors to resume
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Search for missing sailors to resume

Nov 28th 2011, 8:01 AM 712 Views 1 Comment

The search for five missing crewmen who went missing when their vessel sank in the Irish Sea yesterday is to resume today.

# raf - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Prince William involved in Irish Sea rescue mission
# Royal Rescue
# Royal Rescue

Prince William involved in Irish Sea rescue mission

Nov 27th 2011, 3:39 PM 8,800 Views 52 Comments

The Duke of Cambridge co-piloted one of the helicopters as search teams tried to locate the eight crewmen of a sunken ship.

# raf - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Wreckage of WWII Spitfire raised from Donegal bog
# Spitfire
# Spitfire

Wreckage of WWII Spitfire raised from Donegal bog

Jun 28th 2011, 6:12 PM 9,164 Views 15 Comments

An American pilot was aboard the Spitfire when it came down in a Donegal bog. He bailed out from the plane, but it has remained beneath the surface for 70 years.

# raf - Friday 18 March, 2011

Libya calls immediate ceasefire following UN no-fly resolution
# Libya
# Libya

Libya calls immediate ceasefire following UN no-fly resolution

Mar 18th 2011, 12:51 PM 1,104 Views 0 Comments

Libya’s foreign minister says his country will halt all military action – just hours after the UN votes to impose a no-fly zone.