Author: Tim Ripley Details: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, ISBN 1 84415 069 0, 112pp, illus, sbk, £16.99 TIM RIPLEY will be a familiar name to many of…

ALTHOUGH THE Air Tanker consortium’s A330-based submission was judged most likely to offer a value-for-money solution to meet the RAF’s future air refuelling requirement in January 2004, this…

DURING A TWO-week period four months ago, units from across the UK and selected NATO assets deployed to RAF Leuchars to participate in Combined Qualified Weapons Instructor (CQWI)…

— The Quiet Professionals Air Force Special Operations Command Randy Jolly, Midland Counties, 208pp, colour, £19.95, hardback. THE ADVENT OF satellite news has brought the harsh realities of…

AUSTRALIA’S MINISTER for Defence, the Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP, announced details on February 18 of the new government’s intention to review the adequacy of current planning for Australia’s…

HALFWAY THROUGH Fiscal Year (FY) 2004, the Israel Defence Force/Air Force (IDF/AF) is still adjusting to the budget cut that has been imposed upon it. The Israeli Ministry…

GRAL JUAN N ALVAREZ Airport, some 9 miles (15km) from the centre of Acapulco, Mexico, played host to its second international airshow on February 9. The ‘Dia de…

NO 44 Squadron of the South African Air Force (SAAF) came into being on February 8, 1944, having been originally formed as 43 Sqn. On April 27 of…