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# 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

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

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’

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

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

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'

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland consider changing its position on neutrality?

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

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

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

A search is underway off the Cornish coast.

# raf - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

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

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

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

France is calling on the European Union to follow suit.

# raf - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

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

# raf - Friday 9 May, 2014

Two RAF members withdrawn from duties over "graphic photo with Afghan body"

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

# raf - Sunday 13 April, 2014

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

# raf - Monday 6 January, 2014

British fighter jet flies using 3D printed parts

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

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

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

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

From The42 Olympic organisers announce airspace restrictions Lockdown

Olympic organisers announce airspace restrictions

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 This post contains videos

Last known WWI veteran dies aged 110

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

Wreckage of WWII Spitfire raised from Donegal bog

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