Last Tornados Out of Afghanistan

Published on Nov 14, 2014 Courtesy Video NATO Channel British Royal Air Force Tornados have taken off for the last time in Afghanistan. 31 Squadron is heading home after doing four tours in-country in recent years. Their very first tour in Afghanistan was in 1919, the Third Anglo-Afghan War. This piece includes sound bites from 31 Squadron personnel talking about …

Goldstars leave Afghanistan

The Squadron has finally left Afghanistan for the last time. Lots of great media coverage and here’s a few links to the stories / videos.

Goldstars Prepare for Afghanistan

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RAF Marham’s 31 Squadron Weightlifting Challenge

31 Squadron from RAF Marham are due to deploy to Afghanistan in the next few weeks as they take over from IX(B) Squadron patrolling the skies in support of UK and Coalition troops as part of Operation HERRICK. Whilst in Afghanistan the Squadron have set themselves another tough challenge to raise money for two local charities, Scotty’s Little Soldiers and …

31 Squadron Prepare For Deployment

RAF Marham’s 31 Squadron was recently put through its paces as part of the final preparations for a forthcoming deployment to Afghanistan. During ‘War Week’, personnel of 31 Squadron faced a variety of scenarios designed to mirror what they may encounter when operating for four months from Kandahar Airfield. These include Tornados scrambling at short notice to go to the …

Ex Goldstar Receives Croix de la ValeurMilitaire

A Royal Air Force aircrew officer has received the Croix de la ValeurMilitaire (Cross of Military Valour) with bronze star from the Prime Minister of France in recognition of his actions whilst serving with the French Air Force in Afghanistan. Flight Lieutenant Ian Abson, 43, is an RAF Weapons System Officer who is currently on a three-year exchange posting with …