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Flying Officer Donald “Mac” MacIntosh DFC Legion d’Honneur

Mac was born in Scotland on 28 May 1922 and joined the RAF in 1941, aged just 19. He was posted to Newquay for Basic Training and Pilot Ground School. He was then given 10 hours of Pilot aptitude testing […]

Integrated Training Centre

The Lightning Integrated Training Centre (ITC) combines an Academic Training Centre (ATC), for all Lightning ground trades, and a Pilot Training Centre (PTC), and is currently one of only 2 such facilities within the Lightning Programme, with the other being […]

THE END OF AN ERA – TORNADO RETURNS FROM OPERATIONS FOR THE LAST TIME

On 4 and 5 February eight Tornado aircraft returned to RAF Marham from operations for the final time. The Tornados had been deployed to RAF Akrotiri on Operation Shader since the summer of 2014 But this was the end of […]

31 SQN UPDATE – The winter season

The winter season is always a busy time for the Goldstars, with plenty of work and various social events. The squadrons’ primary role has been to prepare for operations in support of Op SHADER.  Both IX and 31 Sqn have […]

PADDINGTON and the Tornado GR4

What does a small talking bear and the Tornado GR4 have in common, not a question that often appears in an aircraft capability brief? However those keen eyed amongst you that have been to see Paddington 2 following its recent […]

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE ROYAL ALBERT HALL LONDON

On 4 November, I made my way to RAF Halton, with apprehension as to what I had got myself into again, to participate in the 2017 Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance, held annually at the Royal Albert Hall London. […]

RAFBF Charity Golf Tournament

On the 13th July 2017, the first annual RAF Benevolent Fund Golf Tournament was held here at RAF Marham’s golf club, with all proceeds raised by the event being donated to the Fund.  The RAFBF, as we know, helps support […]

Exercise BATWURST

To commemorate more than 100 years of military history in Western Europe, 10 personnel from IX(B) Squadron cycled 100 kilometres a day for 7 days across France, Belgium and Germany to learn more about the events that shaped the modern […]

RAF Marham wins prestigious award

RAF Marham have won The Firmin Sword of Peace Single Service Award for 2016. The award is given to the unit or establishment that is judged to have made the most valuable contribution to humanitarian activities by establishing good and […]

IX(B) SQN NPAS VISIT

On the 17th August, 5 aircrew from IX(B) Sqn travelled to the National Police Air Service (NPAS) unit in Essex to understand how the Police Force use their airborne units and reconnaissance capabilities to maximum effect. After arriving at the […]

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