The RAF turns 100: A service still 'reaching for the stars'

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Watch the entire spectacular 100-aircraft flypass as RAF celebrates 100 years - BBC

SUBSCRIBE for more BBC highlights: Thousands of people have gathered outside Buckingham Palace to watch a flypast of aircraft to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force. Almost 100 planes representing the RAF over the years flew over The Mall following a parade by personnel. Watch the incredible flyby in full: The Centenary of the Royal Air Force | BBC

Britain's first F-35 stealth fighter planes arrive on UK soil at RAF Marham in Norfolk | ITV News

The next generation of fighter aircraft for the RAF and the Royal Navy have landed at their new home in Marham, Norfolk. The F-35 Lightning stealth warplanes each cost nearly £100m. Britain has 15 of the short take-off and vertical landing aircraft and will buy 138 in total from American aviation giant Lockheed Martin. They will former part of the newly re-formed 617 Squadron which was the famous Dambusters flying unit from the Second World War. They will operate on land and at sea including off the decks of the new £3.1 billion Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. The first four F-35s were flown 3,000 miles across the Atlantic from South Carolina on an eight hour journey supported by mid-air refuelling. Around £550m has been invested in RAF Marham as part of a major change programme to get the base ready to house the new jets. This extended ITV News Anglia video of the arrivals on Wednesday 6 June 2018 • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: • Get breaking news and more stories at Follow ITV News on Facebook: Follow ITV News on Twitter: Follow ITV News on Instagram:

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What is it like to fly the RAF Typhoon jet? - BBC News

It's three years since RAF jets started to target so-called Islamic State in Iraq and almost two years since British pilots started attacking IS positions in Syria. The BBC’s Defence correspondent Jonathan Beale has gone up in a Typhoon jet to find out how gruelling it is to be a member of the RAF fighter jet crew, who often endure eight-hour missions over Iraq and Syria. Please subscribe HERE World In Pictures Big Hitters Just Good News

Air Chief Marshal and Chief of the Air Staff Sir Stephen Hillier looks back on 100 year of the Royal Air Force and says the service needs 'money and people' to tackle the challenges the country faces now and in the future.

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