Archive - RAF Reserve

SAC Chris Madden at the testing centre during operation RESCRIPT

September 2nd 2020

RAF Reservist mobilised alongside Army in Covid support Operation RESCRIPT

Throughout Operation RESCRIPT, there were hundreds of Royal Air Force Reservists who were mobilised to support the nation’s response. Reservist Senior Aircraftman (SAC) Chris Madden from 7010 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force was mobilised in April 2020. In his day job, SAC Madden is a solicitor in London. We caught up with him to hear […]

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Battle of Britain pilots

July 10th 2020

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 80 YEARS ON.

The 10th of July marks 80 years since the start of the Battle of Britain, where over 1500 British pilots, crew, and coastal command were killed in the four-month battle against the Luftwaffe. Here is the incredible story of Pilot Officer Eric Lock of 41 Squadron who now base locally out of RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. […]

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June 26th 2020

EAST MIDLANDS RAF RESERVIST MARCHED IN UNIFORM TO CELEBRATE LONDON PRIDE

Aircraftman Chris Madden serves with the RAF Reserves as well as pursuing a full-time civilian role as a solicitor. To celebrate both Armed Forces Day and London Pride, we are shining a light on the unique skills of our Reservists. We spoke to Chris about why he joined the Reserves and what it means to […]

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Evie Griffen and Jessica Brown

May 12th 2020

TOP JOBS FOR TWO AIR CADETS FROM STAMFORD AND MELTON MOWBRAY

Cadet Corporal (Cpl) Evie Griffen from 2071 Stamford Squadron has been appointed the new Station Commander’s Cadet. Cadet Cpl Jessica Brown from 1279 Melton Mowbray Squadron, is the new A4 Force Elements Commander’s Cadet. Group Captain Jo Lincoln is the Station Commander at RAF Wittering and Commander of the A4 Force Elements. These are the […]

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Photo of lonely older man by RAF Association

April 22nd 2020

RAF ASSOCIATION REACHES OUT WITH ‘OPERATION CONNECT’

Operation CONNECT was launched by the RAF Association in response to the Coronavirus lockdown. It brings together several strands of activity, and includes the following: Project Outreach – A telephone outreach service:  contacting vulnerable individuals by telephone to check on their welfare. They offer an ongoing telephone friendship from a regular volunteer and alert them […]

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Army load truck with NHS supplies

April 3rd 2020

IMPORTANT: Reservists will support COVID-19

The MOD are working hard to understand an evolving situation with COVID-19 and the contribution that Government requires of Defence’s newly established COVID Support Force. It is now clear that Reserves will be a part of that contribution. At the moment, the intent is that only those Reservists with specific in-demand skills, are being approached […]

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June 10th 2019

Regular, Reserve, Retired: One man’s incredible 45 year career in the RAF

Warrant Officer Steve Warner joined the RAF in March 1974 where he had an illustrious career that took him around the world. In 1997 he took retirement from the RAF but couldn’t leave the Service entirely, instead choosing to join 7010 (Volunteer Reserve) Intelligence Squadron as a Reserve and serve at the weekend whilst working […]

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Amber collecting her first cap before the Navy game

May 16th 2019

Loughborough student becomes RAF Rugby Star

Leading Aircraftman Amber Guest, aged 25, currently studies for a PhD in Lifestyle and Health but in her spare time she serves as an RAF Reservist and had the opportunity to represent the service against the Army where they won 23-14 to claim their first ever championship win. Amber explained: “I’ve played rugby since I […]

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April 26th 2019

Graduating with pride

Aircraftman Mick Quainton from Lincolnshire completed his basic training last year and jumped at the opportunity to take part in a graduation ceremony in front of his friends and family at RAF Halton in January. Mick explained: “I felt immense pride and I was very thankful to be allowed to take part in the Regulars’ […]

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Suzanne, her fiancé Rob and their son Cameron

March 25th 2019

‘I hope my child will learn never to give up’ – first-time mum lifts the lid on life in the Reserves

Senior Aircraftman Suzanne Dunks, aged 29, is a first-time mum to eight-month-old Cameron and currently serves as a Chef as part of 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron. Suzanne joined the Reserves in 2005 and has a passion for learning which has seen her progress her military career. Suzanne said: “I have always wanted to join […]

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