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News

  • Israeli fighter jets and aircrew are to take part in a joint exercise with the RAF for the first time in the skies above RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Israel’s top guns will take part in the RAF’s Cobra Warrior exercise in September with their counterparts from Germany and Italy. While RAF aircraft – fighters, refuelling planes and transports – have overflown Israel on their way back from sorties in Iraq and

  • In 2018, there were 79 known or suspected suicides, – one every five days. Veterans’ groups fear the real number is higher but say support for those suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is simply not available when needed. With many waiting more than three months to see a specialist, there are concerns that too many of those who served their country are “falling through the gaps”. The

  • A former RAF jet pilot accused of killing 11 people during a failed airshow stunt had a record of taking risks and had been previously forced to abort a display because of “dangerous” flying, a court heard yesterday. Prosecutors allege that Andrew Hill, 54, was responsible for “serious negligence” when the 1950s Hawker Hunter fighter he was piloting plummeted onto a dual carriageway at Shoreham in West Sussex on 22

  • A British soldier ran into the face of danger when he saved dozens of hostages from a group of violent terrorists who had taken over a building in Kenya. According to reports in the Sun, the SAS operative stormed through the doors of the building in the capital city of Nairobi and is believed to have shot dead members of the militant group who had detonated explosive devices and shot

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