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German Air Force take part in exercises at RAF Coningsby

A team of personnel from the German Air force were stationed at RAF Coningsby in March.

Credit: Royal Air Force

The team were taking part in the exercise dubbed Cobra Warrior and utilises every type of aircraft in the RAF's inventory which includes fast jets, helicopters, transport and ISTAR assets.

The personnel used different platforms to take part in eight 'real-world' scenarios as part of a three week- training.

Both the RAF and the German Air Force used the exercise as the final phase of their respective Qualified Weapons Instructor courses for their Eurofighter and Typhoon Aircraft.

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Royal seal of approval for RAF Coningsby's centenary celebrations

One of Lincolnshire's most famous RAF stations got the Royal seal of approval today as it celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Prince William, took the Royal salute at the centenary parade of 29 squadron at RAF Coningsby, of which he is Honorary Air Commandant.

His Royal Highness also took to the skies, but in a different aircraft to that which had originally been planned as Kate Hemingway reports:

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Last man out of Bastion touches down on home soil

The last man out of Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Wing Commander Matt Radnall, Royal Air Force Regiment arrived home on British soil, returning to RAF Brize Norton on Thursday evening.

Wing Commander Matt Radnall, Royal Air Force Regiment has arrived home on British soil

His troops manned watchtowers on the camp perimeter until the last possible moment, handing over each tower to Afghan security forces in a well-rehearsed and seamless transition, before boarding a Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter to Kandahar, from where they were flown home.

Wing Commander Matt Radnall, Royal Air Force Regiment has arrived home on British soil

7 Force Protection Wing based at RAF Coningsby are made up of RAF Regiment and RAF Police personnel from 15 Sqn, RAF Honington and 34 Sqn, RAF Leeming.

The Royal Air Force Regiment are the dedicated infantry for the RAF.

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