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:
The Duke of Cambridge took a flight in a Chipmunk aircraft and observed a royal salute to mark the 100th anniversary of an RAF squadron.Read the full story ›
Members of 29 Squadron have spoken of their delight at Prince William attending their anniversary celebrations at RAF Coningsby.
RAF Coningsby is home to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. It held a flypast to celebrate the 100th anniversary of 29 Squadron.
Prince William is flying in a Chipmunk aircraft at RAF Coningsby as part of celebrations of the 100th anniversary of 29th Squadron.Read the full story ›
The Duke of Cambridge is at RAF Coningsby today as the 29th Squadron marks its 100th anniversary.Read the full story ›
A Typhoon fast jet has been specially painted to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The jet, which is based as RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, has been painted in colours from the era with the identification number of the only RAF pilot to be awarded a Victoria Cross during the battle.
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.
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.
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.
A man, 47, arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat on board a plane has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
He was a passenger on board a Qatar Airways flight escorted into Manchester Airport by a Typhoon fighter jet. The airport was shut down while the plane was checked but no device was found.
Following his arrest he was assessed by medical staff and again by a mental health team. He was subsequently sectioned to allow for a fuller assessment and appropriate treatment.
Another passenger aboard the Qatar Airways flight escorted into Manchester Airport today says children on board were crying amid "rumours there's a bomb on the plane".
Aurang Zeb, 60, returning from a holiday to his home in Bradford, said: "I thought there was something wrong because there was a jet flying so near."
Mr Zeb said the plane landed and was taken to an area well away from the terminal and other planes, where they waited for 45 minutes then moved again closer to the terminal.
"Then I saw all the police with guns. Lots of police everywhere," he added.
Mr Zeb said two armed police then came on and removed the suspect passenger, after sitting him up and telling him: 'Put your hands up'.