The move follows on from the 2010 agreement to enhance defence co-operation including sharing aircraft carriers, joint expeditionary forces and training
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Captain Marcel Albert: Ace fighter pilot who flew for the Free French Air Force and shot down 24 German aeroplanes
Saturday 28 August 2010
Flying Soviet Yak-ovlev "Yak" fighters on behalf of the allies, Squadron Leader Marcel Albert became France's top fighter pilot ace on the Russian front during the Second World War, shooting down 24 German fighter planes in dramatic duels.
Monday 02 August 2010
The Swiss have always had a reputation for impeccable timing and engineering.
Friday 23 July 2010
Wednesday 21 July 2010
Friday 09 July 2010
It took a lot of muscle to haul her round the sky. Burnt to cinders – like a match. It would do what you wanted it to do. Pure joy. Like flying a brick. Just incredible. It had the wonderful ability to absorb battle damage. It became a good friend right from the start, and I loved it more and more. Very reliable. I never had to worry about that Merlin engine ... you're flying very low, a couple of trees high off the ground, and you do want it to keep going. Cross-wind landings are particularly easy. At 2,000 feet and 200mph, petrol consumption is 30 gallons per hour. The cockpit is weather-proof. Against a fighter, the Hurricane was hopeless."
Saturday 03 July 2010
Friday 02 July 2010
Turkish helicopter gunships, backed by ground troops, killed 12 Kurdish rebels during an operation launched after militants ambushed and killed five members of the security forces, the army said yesterday.
Sunday 16 May 2010
Canadian fighter jets escorted a Cathay Pacific plane from Hong Kong to a safe landing in Vancouver International Airport following a bomb threat.
Sunday 25 April 2010
Passenger planes are being checked for ash damage to their engines before every take-off and after every landing at UK airports as part of increased safety measures, the National Air Traffic Services (Nats) confirmed yesterday.
Thursday 15 April 2010
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Monday 29 March 2010
Thursday 18 February 2010
Tuesday 15 December 2009
In a recent speech titled “ Beyond Afghanistan” the head of the Royal Navy, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, vociferously argued that defence strategy should not become too Afghancentric. Britain, said the First Sea Lord, would face other challenges and this would need the nation keeping all its options open on weaponry.
Tuesday 15 December 2009
Huang Tingxin, who died on 11 November aged 91, was the last Chinese veteran of the 1944 liberation of France.
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