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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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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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Dawn Lucas-Lickess poses in her uniform in front of a lorry

MARCH 6TH 2019

Leicestershire woman celebrates 18 years as a Royal Air Force Reserve

A Leicestershire woman has revealed what life is like as a female Reservist as she celebrates her 18th year in the RAF Reserve and encourages other women to follow in her footsteps. Senior Aircraftman Dawn Lucas-Lickess, aged 59, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire, serves as a motor transport driver in the RAF as part of […]

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Debut race success for RAF Reserve

This was the first Vitruvian for Gemma Hughes, an experienced triathlete who recently began serving with 7010 (VR) Squadron, part of the RAF’s Intelligence Reserves Wing. She won both the RAF Championship and the RAF Novice Lady after coming ninth in her age bracket, finishing all three disciplines in under five hours and twenty minutes. […]

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Celebrating 90 years of 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron

In order to celebrate the anniversary 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron have been involved in several major events throughout the year including a parade with their Honorary Air Commodore the former Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Sir Laurence Howard, an all ranks dining night attended by former members of the squadron and a parade through the […]

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Visiting one of the memorials related to the Great Escape

JUNE 14TH 2018

Reservists revisit ‘The Great Escape’

The trip focused on the events that took place at Zagan, Poland in Stalag Luft III, a prisoner of war camp made famous due to ‘The Great Escape’. Sergeant Phil Doorbar, an Intelligence Reservist based at RAF Waddington went on the trip, he explained: “One of the objectives of staff rides is to draw parallels […]

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A look forward to RAF100

The RAF has put together a packed schedule of events throughout 2018, aiming to provide opportunities to commemorate and celebrate the RAF but also to inspire the next generation, here are some of the biggest and best events that will be taking place over the forthcoming months. RAF100 officially begins with an opening concert in […]

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Reservists ‘escape the room’

Members of the Wing came together to take part in an ‘Escape the Room’ challenge, which has become a popular activity in the last few years with four different companies offering such an experience just in Nottingham. After being split into three teams and locked into differently themed rooms they had to discover hidden objects […]

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