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.
A public exhibition is being held to help select the design of a memorial to commemorate RAF Bomber Command crew stationed in Lincolnshire.Read the full story ›
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.
A former RAF police dog handler from Lincoln, who suffers from heart failure, has had his benefits reinstated after challenging the Department for Work and Pensions.
Alex Smith was deemed 'fit to work' following a medical, despite having to be constantly linked up to a machine to stay alive.
"If this machine fails it's game over, I'm dead. For people to think that I want to take money from the state, that I don't want to work, winds me up"
An air museum near York is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of their most famous squadron.
Squadron 77 was based in RAF Elvington - the historic wartime Bomber Command base which is now home to the Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum.
Elvington’s first ‘home’ Squadron was originally formed during the height of WWI in 1916, in Edinburgh, on October 1. Their first role was providing defence against enemy airships.
It was disbanded in 1919, but with the threat of war rising again, it was re-formed in June 1937, at Finningley, beginning a long association with Yorkshire.
By the time war broke out, the Squadron was at RAF Driffield. The Squadron took part in the first attack on the German mainland.
Elvington is home to the 77 Squadron Memorial and Memorial Room which includes an exhibition on the Squadron's history.
A crew member on board a cargo ship off Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire has been airlifted to hospital after taking ill.
There are limited details but it is understood the man is suffering with heart problems. A rescue helicopter from RAF Leaconfield helped in the rescue just before 10pm this evening.
These pictures show the RAF carrying out of a mock rescue from the top of York Minster. Crews from the base in Leconfield have practised saving people stuck at the top of the building.
A plaque has been unveiled at Old Edlington, on the site where a Lancaster bomber crashed 69 years ago.Read the full story ›