Flt Lt Cunningham was killed at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire after he was accidentally ejected while his aircraft was on the ground
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£760m deal for AgustaWestland: MoD contracts boost 1,000 helicopter jobs to future-proof Merlin and Apache helicopter fleets
Wednesday 29 January 2014
Helicopter-maker AgustaWestland has been awarded two Ministry of Defence contracts worth £760 million which will secure more than 1,000 jobs in the UK.
Friday 24 January 2014
They’ve been over here for 70 years, but the ‘opaque’ presence of our US allies worries many critics
Tuesday 21 January 2014
Drug is among millions of pounds of military stock stolen in the past seven years
Britain is a 'first class player': David Cameron responds to ex-US Defence Secretary Robert Gates' claim that UK military cuts could mean 'no US partnership'
Thursday 16 January 2014
The Former US secretary said a reduction in personnel would damage the UK's ability to be a partner with America
Saturday 11 January 2014
Air Force probe expands to UK air base and five more in America
Monday 06 January 2014
Former members of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force have a lot to offer – experience of life, for a start
Monday 06 January 2014
UK fighter jets have flown for the first time with parts made using 3D printing technology.
Thursday 02 January 2014
Does a moorland road hold the vital clue to solving her death?
Monday 30 December 2013
'Draconian' laws would help the US cover up illegal activities
Two sailors rescued after being caught in violent storm on the Atlantic Ocean as they returned from Transat Jacques Vabre
Tuesday 24 December 2013
The pair were picked up Norwegian freighter en route for Rotterdam after previous attempts to help them failed
Annette Hill: Aviator who flew 12 different aircraft while performing vital wartime service as an RAF transport pilot
Thursday 28 November 2013
A Dublin convent girl's enthusiasm to join in the wider world's great events in 1942 spirited Annette Mahon first to wartime Northern Ireland, and then to Scotland, where she flew aircraft including the Spitfire as one of the Royal Air Force Air Transport Auxiliary's elite women pilots. The records suggest that Third Officer Mahon was the only woman among a mere handful of nationals from Eamon de Valera's neutral Republic of Ireland to join Britain's air force during the Second World War.
Sunday 24 November 2013
Compensation amounts are higher than those awarded to soldiers who endured severe gunshot wounds in Afghanistan
Tony Iveson: Second World War pilot who served in the Battle of Britain in a Spitfire and helped sink the 'Tirpitz' in a Lancaster
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Tony Iveson flew Spitfires in the Battle of Britain and later the Lancaster Bomber, in which he was part of the group which sank Hitler's flagship, the Tirpitz. Serving as a flying instructor for two years after the Battle of Britain, he then flew many missions over Germany as a member of the 617 Squadron – the "Dambusters". His love affair with the Lancaster continued for the rest of his life and he flew the last remaining Lancaster at the age of 89. He then wrote Lancaster – the Biography (2008) with Brian Milton in 2009. But nothing in his life became him more than the memorial for which he campaigned tirelessly in his final years for his comrades in Bomber Command, around 55,500 of whom gave their lives to keep Hitler from these shores.
Sunday 17 November 2013
World View: W E Johns's tales about the often derided but intrepid fighter pilot have been unfairly maligned
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Charlene White received racist insults following her decision to remain 'neutral' to charities while on-air
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
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