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Gavin Williamson, RAF defence featured
08
Mar

Defence Secretary meets military’s most senior female officer to mark International Women’s Day

The Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has marked International Women’s Day, by meeting the most senior female millitary officer in the Armed Forces. In a double celebration to mark National Apprenticeship Week and International Women’s Day, Williamson visited the Defence College of Technical Training in RAF Cosford. Joined by Air Marshal Sue Gray, together they met...
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sarah maskell mbe featured
29
Jun

“We want to mirror the society we defend”, says Sarah Maskell MBE on educating the RAF

The RAF is on its way to embracing diversity and promoting gender equality and Sarah Maskell MBE is helping to drive that change. In 2012, Maskell took up her current role as the lead for Diversity and Inclusion Policy for the Royal Air Force and has strived to improve the lived experience of personnel. Speaking...
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RAF featured
01
Apr

100 years of the RAF

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) – the world’s first and most famous independent Air Force. On this day in 1918, the RAF was formed through the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). The RAF took its place beside the British Navy...
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08
Mar

Female military personnel praised for keeping Britain safe

Female military personnel have been praised for keeping Britain safe, on international Women’s Day. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson reflected on the “amazing contribution” women make within the Armed Forces, during a visit to RAF Brize Norton. During the event he met with women on the front line of the RAF’s transport operations, including a Voyager...
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RAF
01
Sep

Royal Air Force becomes first branch of British military to open every role to women

The RAF has become the first branch of the British military to make every role available for both men and women. It will now accept applications by women to join the 2,000 strong RAF Regiment in it’s ground-fighting team, patrolling and protecting RAF bases and airfields. The announcement follows last year’s decision to lift the...
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hilary rosenthal featured
22
Aug

RAF appoints its first female Drum Major

The Royal Air Force has appointed Sergeant Hilary Rosenthal as Deputy Drum Major – the first female to ever hold the role. Sgt Rosenthal, 31, from Greasby, on The Wirral, joined the RAF in November 2004 on French horn, serving with the Central Band. In March 2015, she was posted to the Band of the...
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RAF featured
14
Jul

RAF to open close combat roles to women ahead of schedule

The RAF is to open ground close combat roles to women in September, ahead of schedule. The opening of the RAF Regiment to women means that from September 2017, every trade and branch in the RAF will be open to all genders. The RAF Regiment is the Air Force’s ground fighting force, protecting RAF bases,...
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