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Exercise WESTERN DROUGHT 13th – 17th June 2011

Ex WESTERN DROUGHT was a ‘wet’ fuels exercise that was undertaken by the Fuels Support Team (FST), No 1 EL Sqn’s fixed wing aviation fuel specialists.  Deployed to a dusty and ravaged landscape – Vigo Woods – FST arrived in […]

Just Another Typical Day On 2 Mt Sqn, Or Is It!

As a Civil Servant working in the Admin Office of 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron (2 MT Sqn), part of my daily work routine is to have face to face contact with MT drivers. In particular I assist with any problems […]

The Sky Is Still The Limit!

With some 2000 vacancies this year, the RAF is still very much recruiting! Following last year’s SDSR announcement that the RAF is to reduce in size to a force of 33500 by 2015, many people assumed that recruiting would stop. […]


Four serving officers in the RAF have won an adrenaline-filled race across the north of Scotland, raising over £2500 for the RAF Benevolent Fund. The Drambuie Pursuit took place on the 13th-15th May 2011 and consisted of nine stages of […]

Over the fields and far away!

The Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (Peterborough) (MDHU(P)) and the Pathfinder March: Saturday, 25 Jun 11. Through the driving rain they came, a few hundred sodden marchers, trudging and tripping their way down past the fields of bemused Llama on […]

Wessex Cup 2011

This year’s annual Countess of Wessex Cup was hosted by HMS Daring on Horsea Island on 6 Jul 11. The crew of the Ship very kindly hosted teams and supporters from both RAF Wittering and 5 Rifles between 5-7 Jul; […]

RAF Medical Reserves Exercise SERPENT RISE 2011

The first combined RAF Medical Reserves exercise was held 11-25 June 2011 at the Army Medical Services Training Centre (AMSTC) in Strensall, near York. Exercise SERPENT RISE brought together the component parts of the RAF Medical Reserves Wing: HQ Medical […]


The Stn Cdr opened the event with a speech emphasising the importance he placed on Leadership and encouraging those present to fully embrace the day’s activities. OC TDF then went on to explain about the GETR and how individuals could […]

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