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Britain celebrates Tornado during farewell flypast

With almost 40 years of Royal Air Force service coming to an end, the iconic Tornado jet has undertaken a series of finale flypasts around the UK… More information


Welcome to Scotland

See our ‘Somewhere to live’ section for the Welcome to Scotland guide and other useful resources for service personnel and their families moving to Scotland… More information


Sign up for the National Insurance credits for spouses or civil partners

As part of its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) introduced a new National Insurance credits initiative, in April 2016. 31 more words


The Last RAF Tornado Flight - RAF Tornado Flypast 2019

The-Last-RAF-Tornado-Flight-RAF Tornado-Flypast-2019 – In this video I take a quick hop onto an airforce base in the UK to witness the last flypast of an RAF Tornado before they are decommissioned and taken out of service in March 2019 by the Royal Air Force. 335 more words

Air Vice Marshal Sue Gray appointed Director General of the Defence Safety Authority

In her promotion to Air Marshal, AVM Gray will become the RAF’s first female 3* officer, and the most senior female military officer in the British Armed Forces… More information


Defence Secretary extends housing offer to veterans

Service leavers and their families will be now be able to access military accommodation for up to a year after they hang up their uniform, giving them more time to look for permanent accommodation as they transition back to civilian life… More information


Triumph of the Tornado: Gulf War hero JOHN NICHOL bids a gripping farewell to the jet that terrorised the Taliban, battered ISIS and (he insists) saved his life as it is retired from RAF duty after almost 45 years.

Look up today and tomorrow and you may see an RAF Tornado jet blasting across the skies.

This remarkable and faithful warhorse, which was retired from official duty a fortnight ago, is saying one last farewell to Britain by flying over the country. 1,523 more words