Royal Air Force

RAF crew write 'love from Manchester' on bomb for ISIS: report

A photograph, which has been widely shared on social media, showed the message "love from Manchester" on a Paveway IV bomb loaded on a British jet carrying out air strikes from Royal Air Force (RAF) Akrotiri in Cyprus, The Telegraph reported.

May 28, 2017, 20:34 PM IST

PIA flight from Lahore diverted from Heathrow landing

A Pakistan International Airlines flight en route to London from Lahore was on Tuesday diverted away from landing at one of UK's busiest and largest Heathrow airport because of a "disruptive passenger" on board.

Feb 08, 2017, 00:20 AM IST

Britain's Royal Air Force acrobatic team 'Red Arrows' to perform at Air Force Day

The Royal Air Force`s world-renowned acrobatic team, Red Arrows, will be performing at the (Indian) Air Force Day on October 8, the British High Commission said.

Oct 04, 2016, 23:39 PM IST

Britain scrambles Air Force jets to intercept Russian bombers

Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled on Wednesday to intercept two Russian bombers heading towards UK airspace.

Feb 18, 2016, 00:45 AM IST
Britain joins the war against Islamic State, carries out first air strikes in Syria

Britain joins the war against Islamic State, carries out first air strikes in Syria

Royal Air Force Tornados conducted the air strikes.

Dec 03, 2015, 10:19 AM IST

Migrants at British base in Cyprus claim asylum

Some of the 114 migrants who arrived recently by boat at a British airbase in Cyprus have asked for asylum, the British military said on Saturday, but their fate remains in limbo.

Oct 24, 2015, 21:22 PM IST

British Air Force commander claims ISIS on 'path to defeat'

Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) commander who is leading the country's aerial war against the dreaded Islamic State militant group has claimed that the terror outfit is "on the path to defeat".

Sep 27, 2015, 19:23 PM IST

Britain kills IS fighters in Syria for first time

 A Royal Air Force (RAF) drone last month killed a British jihadist in Syria who was planning attacks on Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday.

Sep 08, 2015, 00:33 AM IST

Queen Elizabeth's husband loses patience with photographer

 Queen Elizabeth II's 94-year-old husband Prince Philip was caught on camera losing patience with a photographer during events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Jul 11, 2015, 18:38 PM IST

Britain says scrambles fighter jets to escort Russian bombers

Britain said on Thursday it had scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to see two Russian long-range Bear bombers off the south coast of England the previous day, the second such incident in as many months. 

Feb 19, 2015, 16:39 PM IST

UK drone attacks Islamic State group extremists

Britain's defense ministry says a Royal Air Forces drone has for the first time been used to attack Islamic State group extremists in Iraq.

Nov 11, 2014, 01:03 AM IST

Jordan airlifts aid to Iraq`s Anbar province

Jordan has flown humanitarian aid to Iraq`s western Anbar province, where jihadists from the Islamic State group have seized ground and sown fear among the population, the royal court said Monday.

Nov 11, 2014, 00:33 AM IST

Britain to re-deploy drones from Afghanistan to Iraq

 Britain will shortly begin re-deploying its unmanned armed drones from Afghanistan to counter Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told parliament on Wednesday.

Oct 16, 2014, 19:34 PM IST

Two more British jets to join in IS strikes: David Cameron

Britain will send two more fighter jets to join in strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, bringing the total to eight, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Thursday.

Oct 03, 2014, 05:05 AM IST
British RAF jets carry out first strikes against Islamic State in Iraq

British RAF jets carry out first strikes against Islamic State in Iraq

Two Tornado jets from British Royal Air Force took off on Tuesday to carry out first bombings on Islamic State targets in Iraq where they were tasked to rescue Kurdish peshmerga fighters under ISIS attack.

Oct 01, 2014, 10:35 AM IST

Britain carries out first air strikes against IS in Iraq

British fighter jets on Tuesday bombed an artillery post and an armed truck used by the Islamic State group in Iraq in the Royal Air Force`s first strikes in the US-led air campaign.

Sep 30, 2014, 23:51 PM IST
US-led warplanes hit Islamic State targets in Syria; Qaeda-linked outfit cries revenge

US-led warplanes hit Islamic State targets in Syria; Qaeda-linked outfit cries revenge

The US warplanes along with that of its allies from the anti-Islamic State coalition continued hitting the extremist targets in Syria on Saturday, the US Central Command informed.

Sep 28, 2014, 10:14 AM IST

Two `historic` RAF jets sold to private buyers

A 1976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 jump-jet has been bought by a man from Essex for 105,800 pounds.

Jul 27, 2014, 18:56 PM IST

New tell-all book reveals how RAF shot down UFO in `47

Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots shot down a UFO that was threatening Britain and Whitehall covered it up, according to a new book `The Berwyn Mountains Incident Revealed`, penned by Sven Sven Lumley.

Jul 05, 2014, 13:26 PM IST

Five troops killed in UK helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Five troops were killed today in a British military helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence in London said, with the cause of the incident under investigation.

Apr 26, 2014, 20:12 PM IST