Royal Air Force

When an Indian Army contingent was invited to visit Britain in 1919

The contingent had a victory march through London, were given awards by the King and spent several weeks touring the country.<p>On 19 July 1919, there …

John O'Brien

Despite Brexit, UK, France plan closer space cooperation

Britain may be leaving the European Union but it plans to reach for the stars with the French. The two countries' space agencies signed an agreement …

François Hollande

F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg

<b>Interview</b> What's it like to fly an F-35 fighter jet? We interviewed the chief British test pilot on a uniquely British flying technique – and then …

Aerospace

Russia scolds Britain for casting it as an aggressor after jets scrambled

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia scolded Britain on Wednesday for casting it as an aggressor and said Prime Minister Theresa May was more interested in public rhetoric than dealing with the real threats facing the West.<p>Britain scrambled two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets on Monday to intercept Russian …

Russia

F-35 Makes Its First Appearance In London

The British engineering and expertise that's helped develop F-35 B Lightning II aircraft was celebrated in London today.<p>The Defence Secretary Gavin …

Stealth Aircraft

Army's workhorse helicopters fleet bids farewell with flypast over London - Xinhua

LONDON, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The workhorse helicopters fleet of the British Army bid a final farewell Tuesday with a spectacular flight over …

News (China)

UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers near U.K. airspace on Monday, in another illustration of ongoing tensions.<p>The RAF confirmed a "quick reaction alert," deploying Typhoon aircraft from the Lossiemouth base in Scotland as two Tupolev …

War

10 Amazing Untold Stories From World War II

World War II was one of the bloodiest wars in human history. Millions took part in the fighting, and sadly, millions died. Unsurprisingly, there are …

Military History

Russian bombers intercepted in UK airspace as RAF Typhoon fighter jets scrambled - Cornwall Live

The RAF has scrambled fighters to intercept Russian bombers in UK airspace.<p>Two Typhoon jets were sent up into the skies after the bombers approached …

War

World Digest: Jan. 15, 2018

BRITAIN<p>Jets sent to intercept 2 Russian bombers<p>Britain’s Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers near U.K. airspace Monday in another illustration of ongoing tensions.<p>The RAF confirmed a “quick reaction alert,” deploying Typhoon aircraft from the Lossiemouth base in …

Alexei Navalny

The UK has a challenge when it comes to defense spending

The annual Reagan National Defense Forum, held last month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, is not the easiest of …

War

The seaplanes are back

The Rolex Middle Sea Race celebrates Malta’s maritime connections. Another, albeit lesser known, event has the same aim: the Como to Malta Seaplanes …

Aviation

Ending Soon – 1955 Triumph TRW

Built for the British military to utilize in WWII, the TRW arrived a little late: by the time Triumph had released the final version (3rd) of the …

Anti-Islamic State coalition: How countries other than US are fighting the rebel group in Iraq, Syria - Firstpost

The international coalition fighting the Islamic State group was formed in late 2014 and has since conducted thousands of bombing missions while also …

Islamic State (ISIS)

‘Living dangerously,’ and leaving a wonderful legacy

In Summary<p>Before passing away in 2009, Terence asked his daughter Cara to keep his work alive.<br>• Through a photo exhibition called ‘Living Dangerously,’ …

Kenya

David Lloyd George's RAF legacy celebrated 100 years on

<b>The role played by David Lloyd George in the creation of the Royal Air Force will be celebrated at his home town in Gwynedd.</b><p>The event at the Lloyd George Museum in Llanystumdwy will mark 100 years since the then-prime minister created the first independent air force in 1918.<p>There will be a flypast …

News (Wales)

British Army poised to retire last Lynx

<b>By Peter Foster</b><p>British Army operations with the AgustaWestland Lynx are poised to come to an end, with the Joint Helicopter Command to host a …

Military

Ursula the ‘Jungle Queen’: The extraordinary story of the Englishwoman who led Naga soldiers in WWII

Ursula Graham Bower’s remarkable story has been brought back to life in a play.<p>In 1937, Roedean-educated Ursula Graham Bower visited Nagaland at the …

Army jobs: Are there fewer young white British men?

<b>The claim:</b> There are 25% fewer white men aged 16 to 25.<p><b>Reality Check verdict:</b> We cannot find any statistics to back this up, and between 2001 and 2011 the number of white British men aged 16 to 24 rose 8% in England and Wales.<p><b>Head of the Army Gen Sir Nick Carter was on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday</b> …

Conservative Party

‘Fire and Fury’ from Canada: It’s Not About Trump. Or Michael Wolff.

OTTAWA — Like many book buyers, Randall Hansen, a professor of political science at the University of Toronto, has been unable to find a copy of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Michael Wolff’s instant best-seller.<p>His own book, though, a scholarly study about the Allies’ bombing of …

World News

Support deal worth £100m agreed for Puma helicopters

The deal will sustain around 25 jobs at Airbus Helicopters UK Ltd in Oxfordshire at the company’s base in Kidlington and at RAF Benson, where the …

Military

The Coffee Lover’s Guide To Glasgow, Scotland

When you think of Scotland, what do you picture? Perhaps you imagine rolling hills covered with purple heather, deep lochs hiding a prehistoric …

Coffee

What Life in Confinement Meant for Ezra Pound’s Work

<b>THE BUGHOUSE<br>The Poetry, Politics and</b> <b>Madness of Ezra Pound</b><br>By Daniel Swift<br>302 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $27<p>Perhaps no other poet in the 20th century presents more forcefully than does Ezra Pound the need to separate the life from the work — and the impossibility of doing so. Pound’s visionary role …

Poetry

Japan and the UK as Strategic Partners After Brexit

<b>By</b> <b>Michito Tsuruoka</b>, Associate Professor, Keio University, Japan<p><i>Note</i>: <i>this analysis originally appeared in the East-West Center’s</i> Asia Pacific Bulletin <i>policy brief series on January 9, 2018. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or</i> …

International Relations

Red Arrows to return to Fowey in Cornwall this summer in location closer to harbour - Cornwall Live

After a highly anticipated return to Fowey last year it has been revealed that the Red Arrows Royal Air Force Acrobatic Team could be putting on …

'Crazy numbers': civilian deaths from airstrikes almost double in a year

British involvement under scrutiny after study identifies 42% rise in number of civilians killed by explosives<p>More than 15,000 civilians were killed by explosive weapons in 2017, a jump of 42% in a year, according to a global survey seen by the Guardian.<p>The rise – driven by airstrikes, which killed …

Islamic State (ISIS)

South Wales Echo letters: Monday, January 8, 2018

Is Tesco currying favour with Welsh Government?<p>As a regular visitor to the Tesco Extra store on Western Avenue, Cardiff, I could not help but notice …

Great British Bake Off

Saudi fighter jet crashes, Yemen rebels claim downing it

Saudi Arabia's Royal Air Force said two of its pilots whose fighter jet crashed during an operation in Yemen on Sunday have been rescued.<p>An official …

Middle East

Matt Smith's best style moments in The Crown

This Sunday evening sees the advent of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards and Peter Morgan’s remarkably popular Netflix series <i>The Crown</i> is up for Best …

Savile Row

PwC launches specialist UK drone unit with eye to the future

PwC has launched a UK drones team as it eyes increasing demand from investors, local authorities and companies for real-time data that can be more …

Drones