The Search and Rescue service has been awarded to an American firm, bringing an end to seven decades of service by the military.
Crowds gathered in Sussex to see an RAF helicopter fly a new memorial into place, honouring the 50,000 fallen WWII airmen of Bomber Command.
The public rated the Forces very highly, and personnel felt public support has increased in recent years.
Two trainee RAF pilots, from our region, have been helping to teach Afghan aviation students language and technical skills.
Flight Lieutenants Ollie Burrell from Pease Pottage and Genevieve Rolleston-Smith from Tunbridge Wells, currently have twenty three trainee pilots under their wings. Juliette Fletcher has more.
The closing chapter began today in the history of Britain's Sea King search and rescue helicopters - with the announcement that the service will be sold to an American company.
For thirty five years they have provided life saving help and for the past four - a job for Prince William.
ITV News Royal Correspondent Tim Ewart looks back on the Sea King's finest hours.
An ambitious plan to create a £2.8 million education centre at the national Battle of Britain Memorial in Kent is reaching a key stage. Fundraisers have secured half the cost already and the project is about to go out to tender.
We speak to Bob Foster - one of The Few - and Patrick Tootal from the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, and visit the site at Capel-le-Ferne by the iconic white cliffs.
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Troops from RAF Benson will be exercising their freedom of Wallingford this afternoon.
The Oxfordshire town is paying tribute to them.
Many residents are expected to line the streets to show their support.
The Beachy Head memorial being slotted together at its final resting place on the cliff tops.
An RAF Chinook winches in the first of three concrete blocks at Beachy Head. They will form a memorial to the crews of Bomber Command. The Sussex beauty spot was the last sight of England for the men as they flew missions to Germany. The memorial has cost £25,000, raised by veterans and locals.
World War II spitfire pilot and Olympic athlete, Don Finlay, has been commemorated at his former base, RAF Halton, in Buckinghamshire. He competed in the Olympics in the 1930s and 1940s.