RAF Fylingdales, the radar base in North Yorkshire, celebrates its 50th anniversary today.
Two children and a woman were winched to safety after becoming trapped by rising water in a river in North Yorkshire.
A mother and two young children have been winched to safety after getting into trouble in a rapidly rising river in North Yorkshire.
The Red Arrows have been at RAF Fylingdales in North Yorkshire today as the base celebrates its 50th anniversary.
North Yorkshire radar base RAF Fylingdales is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The early warning station was built as the first line of defence against nuclear attacks.
A team there still works 24 hours a day, looking for deadly ballistic missiles heading for the UK.
Wing commander Rayna Owens said: “RAF Fylingdales is an excellent example of a small but exceptionally professional specialist unit that delivers an output to defence and more broadly in the space domain.
"RAF Fylingdales has been a ballistic missile and early warning radar site since 1963 and is delighted to be celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
"The importance of this mission endures and some would say even more important in a world with uncertainty.”
Wing Commander Barry Dale speaks of the special relationship between the RAF at Linton-on-Ouse and York as crews exercise their right to march through the city.
A special relationship between the City of York and the RAF was celebrated today.
Air crew past and present from RAF Linton-on-Ouse exercised their Freedom of the City with a march through the city centre.
The airbase is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and was granted the freedom of the city back in 1968.
The emergency services say a mother and her two young daughters are 'lucky to be alive' after flash floods left them clinging to a tree in the middle of a swollen river.
It happened yesterday at the River Ure in North Yorkshire, about seven miles from Ripon.
The family were eventually hauled to safety by a helicopter winchman - but not until after a 90 minute ordeal.
Watch the full report from Jon Hill below.
A mother and her two children have been winched to safety in North Yorkshire after becoming trapped by rising water on the River Ure near Ripon.
It happened yesterday afternoon near Hackfall Wood.
You can watch the lunchtime report from John HIll below.
One of the RAF rescue team who saved a family stranded in a swollen river has spoken about the dramatic operation to get them to dry land. The RAF rescue helicopter from Leconfield was scrambled after a woman and two children got into trouble in rising waters in the River Ure in North Yorkshire.
"This was quite a tricky operation to carry out the rescue of a mother and her two young daughters from the swollen River Ure and it involved approximately a 125 foot winch.
They were in a precarious position and given time with rising water levels the outcome could have been worse."
Sgt Jon Bramfitt, RAF Leconfield
A woman and two children have been winched to safety, from a swollen river in North Yorkshire. An RAF helicopter saved them when they became trapped by rising water and found clinging to a tree near Ripon.