Flt Lt Cunningham was killed at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire after he was accidentally ejected while his aircraft was on the ground
Royal Air Force
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Wednesday 08 August 2012
Tributes to designer of legendary British telescope and 'inventor' of modern astronomy
Wednesday 25 July 2012
David Cameron has said he is confident that security preparations for the London Olympics are on schedule.
Monday 23 July 2012
A pilot who died when his light aircraft smashed into cliffs in Cornwall may have committed suicide, it was suggested today.
Monday 23 July 2012
More than 1,000 explosives from the Second World War were uncovered following a landslide at a beach last night.
Thursday 19 July 2012
The British armed forces have returned historical artefacts dating back as far as the Bronze Age to Afghan museums, after they were stolen and smuggled abroad, it was announced today.
Friday 13 July 2012
Aircraft that fail to comply with procedures within a restricted airspace zone around the Olympic site in London could be subject to “lethal force” from the military, it was revealed today.
Thursday 05 July 2012
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond today paid tribute to three Tornado jet crew lost in a crash in the Moray Firth this week.
Thursday 28 June 2012
A memorial to the RAF's bomber command was unveiled by the Queen today, attended by veterans from Britain and the Commonwealth, dedicated to the thousands of airmen who lost their lives in the Second World War.
Monday 25 June 2012
Ted Sismore planned and navigated Second World War RAF low-level daylight raids which were the most precisely timed, the deepest-penetrating, and the most appreciated by those for whom they were targeted. His skill freed prisoners and destroyed papers held by the Gestapo, preventing many executions and hundreds of arrests, with the minimum of civilian damage. The raids were made in answer to requests by the French and Danish resistance movements. "The difficulty was to achieve this kind of success without killing a lot of people," he wrote. "It was a very difficult decision of what to drop and how much to drop."
Tuesday 12 June 2012
More than a thousand armed forces personnel are being informed today that they must quit the services as part of efforts to control defence spending.
Monday 11 June 2012
Thousands of soldiers will learn tomorrow that they are to be made redundant as part of the downsizing of the Armed Forces.
Sunday 10 June 2012
Residents and holidaymakers were hoping to learn today whether they can return to their flood-ravaged homes and caravans after spending the night in refuge centres.
Saturday 09 June 2012
A large-scale rescue operation was launched today to get around 150 holidaymakers and residents to safety after a raging torrent of floodwater engulfed communities in west Wales.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Fewer than a third of the most senior jobs in the UK are held by women, according to new figures.
Monday 14 May 2012
Two British servicemen who were shot dead by members of the Afghan police force in Helmand on Saturday were named by the Ministry of Defence today.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
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Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more