The first of two strikes at RAF bases in Lincolnshire started at midnight. Unite union members at Cranwell, Scampton and Digby have walked out in a row over pay.
Unite workers at three Lincolnshire RAF bases are preparing for two twenty-four hour strikes. They're unhappy that they've only been offered a one per cent pay rise despite their employers, Serco, making a profit and awarding a multi-million pound bonus to its chief executive officer.
The strikes will take place at RAF Cranwell, Scampton and Digby this Friday and Tuesday next week. Steve Syson is from the Unite union.
Organisers of the Waddington airshow in Lincolnshire say security is tight ahead of the two day event which begins tomorrow.
Plenty of planes and helicopters have been arriving at the base this afternoon, which is expected to be particularly popular this year as a result of the predicted hot weather.
It's Armed Forces Day this Saturday and an airbase in Lincolnshire will play a central role.
Calendar was given special access at RAF Waddington to one of the aircraft, the Sentinel, which is due to perform a flypast at the national event in Nottingham.
Anti-war protesters are set to gather outside an RAF base today to voice their opposition to the UK's use of armed drones in Afghanistan.
Members of the Stop The War Coalition, CND, The Drone Campaign Network and War on Want will march from Lincoln to nearby RAF Waddington.
The RAF began remotely operating its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles deployed to Afghanistan from the Lincolnshire airbase earlier this week.
In a statement, the RAF said it had started supporting the International Security Assistance Force and Afghan ground troops with "armed intelligence and surveillance missions" remotely piloted from RAF Waddington.
The aircraft were previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada.
Plans for a memorial to the thousands of Lincolnshire based airmen who lost their lives in World war Two went on show today. It'll be be built within sight of the county's most famous landmark - Lincoln Cathedral.
The first in a series of public exhibitions is being held today to help select the design of a historic memorial to commemorate RAF Bomber Command crew stationed in Lincolnshire during World War II.
A fund has been set up to help pay for a memorial in recognition of the Command's aircrew who sacrificed their lives. In total, over 25,000 men lost their lives flying from Lincolnshire for the Bomber Command.
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The famous yellow sea king helicopters used by the RAF search and rescue team based at Leconfield near Beverley are to be scrapped.
The Government's done a a deal with the US company Bristow Helicopters which will see them take over search and rescue services in the UK from twenty-fifteen.
It will mean RAF Leconfield's existing sea king helicopters will be sold off and from 2015, search and rescue will be based at Humberside Airport. Bristow says the state of the art replacement helicopters will cut response times, but not everyone thinks it's a good idea.
An investigation has been launched and the runway at RAF Linton-on Ouse closed after a Tucano jet crash landed at the base.
The plane ended up on the grass next to the runway after the landing gear failed. The two people on board were uninjured. The North Yorkshire base is home to 72 Squadron, which operates a fleet of Tucano TMk1 aircraft and is the RAF's oldest flying training school.