Royal Air Force

100 years of air power

14 July 2018 9:00 am

In 1909, Frenchman Louis Blériot became the first person to fly across the English Channel. Nine years later, the Royal…

Second world war air power

Security and prosperity

14 July 2018 9:00 am

A century-long partnership between the RAF and industry has delivered significant economic, technological and societal benefits for the UK, says BAE Systems chairman Sir Roger Carr

The Red Arrows Hawk has been exported all over the world

Mentioned in dispatches

14 July 2018 9:00 am

The UK defence aerospace industry has a long and honourable history. It must not die, says Ian Waddell

Aerospace by numbers

14 July 2018 9:00 am

    All the figures point to an industry that is not only vital to defence but one which makes…

They can be heroes

14 July 2018 9:00 am

The RAF’s history is one of men and machines, says Michael Napier

UK Typhoon on runway

A national asset

14 July 2018 9:00 am


A German Eurofighter Typhoon

The future of fight and flight

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Whatever happens with Brexit, we must retain our ability to design and manufacture fighter aircraft, says Ross Clark

A cross-section of a Spitfire from the National Archives

Stay with the skies

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Maintaining our air power requires technological competency – but above all political will, says John Louth