For over 40 years The Red Arrows have been thrilling crowds at air shows both across the UK and internationally. They are quite simply the best at what they do. The Red Arrows, officially the Royal Air Force Display Team, are the public face of the RAF, formally promoting recruitment, as well as providing inspiration to significant numbers of those who join the Royal Air Force.
By the end of June 1940 Britain stood alone in the war against Nazi Germany. Ahead lay a long hot summer as a battle for national survival was fought in the skies over Britain in full view of the population. Not only did Britain’s fate depend on the outcome of the battle but also the freedom of the rest of Europe and, ultimately, the outcome of the Second World War. Today the Battle of Britain stands as one of the pivotal moments in Britain’s long history
Elite corps of the French army, 56,000 men make up the ranks of the top secret Air Force. What are the precise missions of these soldiers? Air defense, public service missions, operations abroad: yesterday in Ivory Coast, they ensured the safety of the inhabitants during the crisis which divided the country. Today in Mali, they are an integral part of Operation Serval.