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Remembering the VC10

Just over two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be able to hitch a ride on the last ever operational sortie flown by the RAF’s veteran Vickers VC10s; a type which had first entered use with the service in 1966. My report on the farewell outing for the UK’s self-styled “Queen of the Skies” […]

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PICTURE: RAF stalwarts make Royal farewell

I was on a Eurostar train bound for Paris on Saturday at the same time as a flypast over central London, which coincided with the annual Trooping the Colour event and the Queen’s official birthday celebrations. That’s not something we’d normally cover on The DEW Line, but the array of Royal Air Force types on show included […]

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Tanker pain looming for RAF?

These are worrying times for the UK Royal Air Force, with the service facing major upheavals to its air transport and air-to-air refuelling inventories over the next 18 months. By the end of this year, the last of the UK’s Lockheed Martin C-130K Hercules will be retired from use, while the replacement Airbus Military A400M won’t start […]

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