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Royal Air Force

Bio The worlds first independent Air Force. Air and Space Power to Protect our Nation.
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Twitter Web App : RAF Chinooks currently deployed in Mali have continued to conduct key supporting missions for the French and Malian ground forces despite extreme weather conditions of the Malian wet season and the recent political instability.

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Twitter Web App : Today, a small ceremony was held at the statue dedicated to the decorated WW2 pilot Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh Pujji on the 10th anniversary of his death.

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Twitter Media Studio : Information was crucial in the Battle of Britain.

After detecting enemy aircraft the RAF had as little as 4 minutes to coordinate a response. It did this through an ingenious network called the ‘Dowding System’.

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Twitter Media Studio : Information was crucial in the Battle of Britain.

After detecting enemy aircraft the RAF had as little as 4 minutes to coordinate a response. It did this through an ingenious network called the ‘Dowding System’.

raf.mod.uk/our-organisati…

#DetectAndDefend

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Twitter Web App : RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled for the third time in six days today. This time they intercepted Russian military aircraft operating over the North Sea near UK airspace.

Here's a great thread from RAF Lossiemouth explaining all you need to know 👇 twitter.com/RAFLossiemouth…

Twitter Web App : Drumroll please ............... For the second year running the winner of the 2020 RAF Police Military Working Dog Trials is Cpl Chris McLean and Military Working Dog Saiid from RAF Akrotiri.

Congratulations 🎉🥉🙌🐕

#NextGenRAF #NextGenFP #securingNGAF

Twitter Web App : A Texan T1 from 72 Squadron recently flew alongside a RAF BBMF Spitfire to mark Battle of Britain 80.

72 Squadron deliver flying training to Royal Navy & RAF fast jet pilots.

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Twitter Media Studio : Cutting-edge radar technology gave the RAF a crucial advantage in the Battle of Britain.

In 1935 an experiment had shown that radio waves could be used to detect aircraft. By 1940, the UK had the world’s most advanced radar network.

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Twitter Web App : The ACM Mike Wigston’s Air & Space Power Debate closed a day of Defence activity on Battle of Britain Day.

A distinguished panel debated a range of topics in the historic Old Dining Room in the Officers’ Mess at RAF Northolt.

Watch here 👉 youtu.be/QqC0Gt0obYw

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Twitter Web App : Don’t miss Untold Battle of Britain, the latest episode of #OnTheRecord.

This tells lesser-known stories from the Battle: The women who took part, those who travelled from abroad to join the RAF & the engineers who kept aircraft flying.

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Twitter Web App : This week, Union & RAF Ensign flags are flying on The Mall to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

This coincides with the Queens Colour Squadron of the RAF Regiment conducting duties at Her Majesty’s Palaces in London.

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Twitter Media Studio : The Battle of Britain was won by the hard work of men & women up & down the country.

Aircraft factories across England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland played a vital role, building over 15,000 military aircraft in 1940.

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Twitter Web App : On the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain a special day of events was hosted at RAF Waddington showcasing how the RAF is ready to meet the challenges of today, and the emerging threats of tomorrow.

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iPhone : Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. – Sir Winston Churchill, 1940.

Today RAF flags are flying on the Mall in central London to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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iPhone : Like the ground crews and radar operators who were the unsung heroes of the Battle of Britain, many RAF veterans and their partners remain unaware of the range of support we offer.

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iPhone : Today is #BattleofBritainDay. 80 years ago, the Army’s Anti-Aircraft Command operated searchlights and anti-aircraft guns against incoming German raids. Their guns shot down approximately 300 Luftwaffe aircraft.

Twitter Web App : 3000 Allied aircrew fought in the Battle of Britain. A fifth weren’t British.

145 were Polish. 30 lost their lives defending the UK. One memorial says “They died fighting for Britain, Poland & freedom".

Watch this video from Polish Embassy UK 🇵🇱 & Dan Snow

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iPhone : ‘Never has do much been owed by so many to so few.’

While most of the pilots whom Winston Churchill referred to as ‘The Few’ were British, Fighter Command was an international force made up of men from across the Commonwealth and occupied Europe.

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