Warfare in News
Posted on Wednesday 2nd May
Residents in south-east England have been warned that they will notice an increase in loud air activity during the nine-day training exercise – operation Exercise Olympic Guardian – particularly on 4-5 May.
The Typhoons are based at RAF Northolt, and this will be the first time since the Second World War that fighter jets have been stationed there.
The Typhoon jets will play a vital role during the Olympic Games, keeping the London skies secure.
Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond said that the Typhoon operation showed the 'commitment of the Ministry of Defence and our armed forces to keeping the public safe at a time when the world will be watching.'
Photo shows: An RAF Typhoon touches down at RAF Northolt, West London, today, 2 May 2012, ahead of an Olympics air security exercise
[Picture: Senior Aircraftman Steve Buckley, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012]
A Guide to the Olympic Games and London 2012(Paperback - 160 pages)
by Maurice Crow
The Greatest show on earth has arrived. The year 2012 sees the Olympic Games coming to the UK for the third time in their history. They have been seven years in the making and it will be many years before their sporting and cultural inheritance fades.
This book celebrates Britain’s achievement in winning the XXX Olympiad by presenting a concise but thorough chronicle of the Games from Ancient Greece to London 2012.… Read more...
Of further interest...
Where's the Beef in the Falklands Defence Review?Thu 16th April
A reaction to the recently announced Falklands Defence Review by Falklands-born author and founding editor of the Islands' newspaper, Graham Bound. Read article...
Lady Lucy Houston - The Unsung HeroineThu 9th June
Miles Macnair, author of Lady Lucy Houston DBE, writes for Warfare Magazine. Read article...
Australia's First Blood and the Battle of BritainWed 15th July
During the summer and autumn of 1940, Germany launched its air campaign to gain superiority over the RAF. It was not successful, and this defeat marked a turning point in the Allies’ favour. A handful of the 3000 or so airmen who fought in the Battle of B Read article...