Tag: Royal Air Force

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UK Lawmakers Call for Significant Defence Spending Boost After Trump Comments

Noting that “defence is the first duty of government”, a panel of parliamentarians tasked with reviewing Britain’s defence posture has called for a significant rise in national defence spending which if delivered would see the country catapulted into the top-three defence-spending nations worldwide.

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Royal Air Force Red Arrows Jet Crashes in Wales

LONDON (AP) — A jet belonging to the British military’s Red Arrows aerobatic team crashed Tuesday at an air base in Wales, the air force and emergency services said. There was no immediate word on casualties.

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RAF Jets Escort Pakistan Airlines Flight to London

LONDON (AP) — Royal Air Force fighter jets escorted a Pakistani civilian airliner to Stansted Airport near London on Tuesday after a passenger became disruptive, police and the British military said.

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Britain Poised To Join Syria Bombing With Vote

Britain’s parliament looks set to vote in favour of joining the bombing campaign against Islamic State (IS) in Syria on Wednesday, paving the way for sorties by its planes to start within days. Prime Minister David Cameron, who stepped up