Britain plots bombing of Isis in Libya

  A team of British military and intelligence officers last week undertook a secret reconnaissance mission to Libya to plan RAF airstrikes against Isis militants in the strife-torn north African state. Six RAF officers flew to an airbase in eastern Libya, controlled by pro-western militia forces, along with a group of MI6 operatives, diplomats from the … Read more Britain plots bombing of Isis in Libya

RAF to launch Top Gun unit

The RAF is to set up an elite Top Gun-style squadron to hone the dogfighting skills of its fighter pilots. After two decades of mainly carrying out bombing missions against insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, commanders have decided pilots need to boost their aerial combat skills to counter any potential threat from new Russian fighters that … Read more RAF to launch Top Gun unit

Royals fly free of cuts to get new jets

The RAF is planning to spend millions of pounds on a new fleet of executive jets dedicated to flying the royal family, government ministers and military top brass on trips overseas. Overlooked in last week’s defence review is a controversial plan to replace four BAe 146 jets that make up the so-called “royal flight”, which is … Read more Royals fly free of cuts to get new jets