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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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A ceremony has been held to commemorate work on a new monument to the RAF bomber crews who lost their lives during the Second World War.

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The international coalition has wiped out Muammar Gaddafi's air force and no RAF planes have come under Libyan attack during the operation, a senior commander said today.

RAF pilot describes Libya patrol

An RAF Typhoon pilot who flew to Libya last night to patrol the no-fly zone spoke today of the mission's success.

First World War veteran is the last man standing at 110

There was plenty of cake but no talk of war at Claude Choules's 110th birthday party in Perth yesterday. Despite 41 years in the armed forces, the last surviving combat veteran of the First World War is a pacifist, according to his family.

Billions added to RAF typhoon costs

Billions of pounds have been added to the bill for Typhoon fighter jets due to bad planning and "over-optimism" at the Ministry of Defence, a spending watchdog said today.

Florence, the last Great War veteran in Britain, turns 110

Norfolk woman is one of only three people still alive who served in 1914-18 conflict

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MoD rejects cuts safety fears after crash

The Ministry of Defence today dismissed suggestions that proposed cuts would endanger the public after two RAF pilots were plucked from the sea by a closure-threatened rescue operation.

RAF jet crew eject before aircraft crashes

Two RAF crew were rescued today after their Tornado jet came down in the sea off the west coast of Scotland.

Passenger fight that triggered a hijacking alert

James Corrigan was on board as RAF jets diverted a flight to Stansted

Final flight, and vertical landing, for the Harrier

Celebrated for their role in the Falklands War, Britain's Harrier Jump Jets made their final flight yesterday before the last 16 aircraft still in service with the Royal Air Force are scrapped under the Government's defence cuts.

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