MPs say the MoD needs to be more open about its use of unmanned aerial drones if it is to build public confidence in their operations
The UK's first remotely piloted air system is launched at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire. They will operate armed drones over Afghanistan.
The RAF Waddington International Air Show
The MOD has for the first time opened the doors to its unmanned aicraft control centre based in Lincolnshire. Footage released today show the drones operations room at RAF Waddington.
The control room is where XIII Squadron remotely operate the RAF's Reaper aircraft in Afghanistan.
A record total of £375,000 was raised at this year's RAF Waddington Air Show.
All the proceeds will be split between Lincolnshire causes and service charities, with the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and The Royal Air Force Association
A former RAF Gunner in Lincolnshire, who was left disabled after a motorbike crash, is undertaking a 500-mile wheelchair challenge to raise money for the charities that have helped him.
Sean Allerton completed 3 miles of his challenge on the airfield at RAF Waddington last week.
It's the second time the 48-year-old, who's partially paralysed, has undertaken the challenge.
A former RAF Gunner from Lincolnshire, who was left disabled after a motorbike crash, is undertaking a 500 mile wheelchair challenge to raise money for the charities which have helped him.
Sean Allerton completed 3 miles of his challenge on the airfield at RAF Waddington last week. It's the second time the 48-year-old, who's partially paralysed, has undertaken the challenge.
In May, the Proclaimers helped Sean's fund raising effort at an RAF base in North Yorkshire.
More aircraft are expected to descend on Lincoln today ahead of this year's RAF Waddington International Air Show. The event opens to the public this weekend and if previous years are anything to go by, will be attended by around 125,000 people.
The final plans are being put into place at RAF Waddington today ahead of a national event for Armed Forces Day in Nottingham on Saturday.
The Sentinel aircraft will make a flypast at the event, which is aimed at raising awareness of what the Armed Forces do, and offering support to their families in the community.
Hundreds of peace campaigners gathered outside RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire to protest against armed drones being used to conduct unmanned missions in Afghanistan. Peter Bearne reports.
Around 400 people have marched from link to RAF Waddington against a new fleet of armed drones being based in the UK for the first time.
The drones, which were previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada, are used to support ground troops in Afghanistan.
Chris Nineham, from the Stop the War Coalition, believes armed drones are fundamentally wrong, and he will campaign until the technology is banned.
Hundreds of peace campaigners have started marching from Lincoln to RAF Waddington, in protest of a new fleet of armed drones being based in the UK for the first time.
The RAF began remotely operating its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles earlier this week from the airbase in Lincolnshire.
Previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada, the aircraft are used to support coalition ground forces in Afghanistan.
Members of the Stop The War Coalition, CND, The Drone Campaign Network and War on Want are estimated to walk the four mile route in around two hours.