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Make your mark Insight Magazine Online

Make Your Mark

As Britain returned to work after the August Bank Holiday Monday in 1914, war was declared on Germany and the declaration involved the whole British Empire. Australian Prime Minister Joseph Cook said, “If the Old Country is at war, so […]

Our Birthday is coming up Insight Magazine

We’ve got a birthday coming up…

No XIII Squadron was formed on 10th January 1915. That means that in January next year we reach the impressive milestone of our Centenary. We are highly anticipating a letter from the Queen and a cake large enough for all […]

Ex Maple Past Museum Insight Magazine


On a windy morning on Thursday 23rd October, 12 members of V(Army Co-operation) Squadron visited Newark Air Museum. Museum volunteer Mick Coombes provided an in-depth guided tour of the aircraft on display that the Squadron had used during its history […]

Battle of Britain Parade Westminster Insight Magazine

Battle of Britain Parade

Westminster Abbey 21st September 2014 September was a busy month for ceremonial events in the RAF as Battle of Britain 74th anniversary commemorations were held across the country. One of the most prestigious of those events was undoubtedly the Service […]

The Best Kept Secret in RAF INsight Magazine

The Best Kept Secret in the Air Force…

What is an Airborne Technician (AT) and how do I become one? This was the question I asked myself back in 2011 when I found myself working for a Chief Technician with a brevet I had never seen before. His […]

54(R) Squadron Insight Magazine

54(R) Squadron called out of Reserve to support Operations

2014 has proved a busy year for 54(R) Sqn OCU. The unit encompasses many differing areas of expertise and conducts conversion training on three different platforms whilst also delivering the “in demand” qualification through the QWI (ISR) course. The Waddington […]

Boat Normandy

Exercise Normandy Eagle 70th Anniversary 2nd – 8th June 2014

Exercise NORMANDY EAGLE was designed to allow personnel to conduct adventurous training related to the operations conducted during Operation OVERLORD, the Normandy landings of World War II during June 1944. It allowed participants to study specific actions that took place […]


DEWC rebranded JEWOSC under Joint Forces Command

On 1st July 2014 the Defence Electronic Warfare Centre (DEWC) transitioned Command and Control to Joint Forces Command (JFC) and assumed the new title of the Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Centre (JEWOSC). The move marks the latest evolution in UK […]


D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations in Bayeux 02–07 June 2014

2014 saw the 70th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the code name for the Battle of Normandy that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. D-Day, 6 June 1944, with the Normandy Landings. A 1,200 aircraft-strong […]



After 6 continual years of basing in Afghanistan, Number V(AC) squadron, flying the SENTINEL R1 aircraft, departs its ground base in Afghanistan, but still supports operations. In 2008 V(AC) Squadron deployed its ASTOR system in support of Op HERRICK. Ground […]

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