RAF TYPHOONS MONITOR RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT AS VIP VOYAGER RETURNS TO OPERATIONAL DUTY

Images show ZZ336, the VIP Voyager, landing and taxiing back to its bay at RAF Brize Norton after completing its first ever Quick Reaction Alert Mission. TYPOONS from RAF Lossiemouth have today been scrambled to intercept Russian long-range aircraft north of Scotland. Russian aircraft approached the UK Flight Information Region (FIR), north of the Scottish coast. To support the Typhoons, a Voyager aircraft from RAF Brize Norton was also launched to conduct Air to Air Refuelling for the Typhoons. This is standard procedure and allows the Typhoons to extend their time in the air. Today the Voyager allocated to this task, was the recently returned to service VIP configured aircraft. This Voyager has now joined the rotation of tanker aircraft that are held on standby to support the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert mission as conducted by the RAF. This scramble has been caused by the Russian aircraft entering the UK FIR, the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace. This area of International airspace is monitoring to ensure the safe passage for all other aircraft, including civilian transatlantic airliners that are under UK civilian air traffic control. A pilot from 10/101 Sqn that conducted the intercept said: “This was a routine intercept for us as we train to make sure it is a seamless process. It was great to see the Voyager in its new paint scheme but in an operational setting” The Russian aircraft were/was monitored throughout their flight by the National Air and Space Operations Centre at RAF High Wycombe and the Air Surveillance and Control System at RAF Boulmer. Activity was coordinated closely with NATO allies, including the NATO Combined Air Operations Centre at Uedem in Germany. Air Vice Marshal Duguid, Air Officer Commanding 11 Group said: “The interception by RAF Typhoons of Russian military aircraft in the UK FIR demonstrates our continuing resolve to police, protect and defend our airspace 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” He added: ?
Images show ZZ336, the VIP Voyager, landing and taxiing back to its bay at RAF Brize Norton after completing its first ever Quick Reaction Alert Mission. TYPOONS from RAF Lossiemouth have today been scrambled to intercept Russian long-range aircraft north of Scotland. Russian aircraft approached the UK Flight Information Region (FIR), north of the Scottish coast. To support the Typhoons, a Voyager aircraft from RAF Brize Norton was also launched to conduct Air to Air Refuelling for the Typhoons. This is standard procedure and allows the Typhoons to extend their time in the air. Today the Voyager allocated to this task, was the recently returned to service VIP configured aircraft. This Voyager has now joined the rotation of tanker aircraft that are held on standby to support the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert mission as conducted by the RAF. This scramble has been caused by the Russian aircraft entering the UK FIR, the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace. This area of International airspace is monitoring to ensure the safe passage for all other aircraft, including civilian transatlantic airliners that are under UK civilian air traffic control. A pilot from 10/101 Sqn that conducted the intercept said: “This was a routine intercept for us as we train to make sure it is a seamless process. It was great to see the Voyager in its new paint scheme but in an operational setting” The Russian aircraft were/was monitored throughout their flight by the National Air and Space Operations Centre at RAF High Wycombe and the Air Surveillance and Control System at RAF Boulmer. Activity was coordinated closely with NATO allies, including the NATO Combined Air Operations Centre at Uedem in Germany. Air Vice Marshal Duguid, Air Officer Commanding 11 Group said: “The interception by RAF Typhoons of Russian military aircraft in the UK FIR demonstrates our continuing resolve to police, protect and defend our airspace 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” He added: ?

Images show ZZ336, the VIP Voyager, landing and taxiing back to its bay at RAF Brize Norton after completing its first ever Quick Reaction Alert Mission.

TYPOONS from RAF Lossiemouth have today been scrambled to intercept Russian long-range
aircraft north of Scotland.

Russian aircraft approached the UK Flight Information Region (FIR), north of the Scottish coast.

To support the Typhoons, a Voyager aircraft from RAF Brize Norton was also launched to conduct Air to Air Refuelling for the Typhoons. This is standard procedure and allows the Typhoons to
extend their time in the air.

Today the Voyager allocated to this task, was the recently returned to service VIP configured aircraft.

This Voyager has now joined the rotation of tanker aircraft that are held on standby to support the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert mission as conducted by the RAF.

This scramble has been caused by the Russian aircraft entering the UK FIR, the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace. This area of International airspace is monitoring to ensure the safe passage for all other aircraft, including civilian transatlantic airliners that are under UK civilian air traffic control.

A pilot from 10/101 Sqn that conducted the intercept said: “This was a routine intercept for us as we train to make sure it is a seamless process. It was great to see the Voyager in its new paint
scheme but in an operational setting”
The Russian aircraft were/was monitored throughout their flight by the National Air and Space Operations Centre at RAF High Wycombe and the Air Surveillance and Control System at RAF
Boulmer. Activity was coordinated closely with NATO allies, including the NATO Combined Air Operations Centre at Uedem in Germany.

Air Vice Marshal Duguid, Air Officer Commanding 11 Group said: “The interception by RAF Typhoons of Russian military aircraft in the UK FIR demonstrates our continuing resolve to police,
protect and defend our airspace 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
He added: ?

Two Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth are seen after linking up with the newly re-painted RAF Voyager and performing air-to-air refuelling after a Quick Reaction Alert scramble.
Two Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth are seen after linking up with the newly re-painted RAF Voyager and performing air-to-air refuelling after a Quick Reaction Alert scramble.

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Two Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth are seen after linking up with the newly re-painted RAF Voyager and performing air-to-air refuelling after a Quick Reaction Alert scramble.

*** Supplied Imagery ***
Two Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth are seen after linking up with the newly re-painted RAF Voyager and performing air-to-air refuelling after a Quick Reaction Alert scramble.

*** Supplied Imagery ***
Two Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth are seen after linking up with the newly re-painted RAF Voyager and performing air-to-air refuelling after a Quick Reaction Alert scramble.

*** Supplied Imagery ***
Two Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth are seen after linking up with the newly re-painted RAF Voyager and performing air-to-air refuelling after a Quick Reaction Alert scramble.

Images show ZZ336, the VIP Voyager, landing and taxiing back to its bay at RAF Brize Norton after completing its first ever Quick Reaction Alert Mission.
TYPOONS from RAF Lossiemouth have today been scrambled to intercept Russian long-range
aircraft north of Scotland.
Russian aircraft approached the UK Flight Information Region (FIR), north of the Scottish coast.
To support the Typhoons, a Voyager aircraft from RAF Brize Norton was also launched to conduct Air to Air Refuelling for the Typhoons. This is standard procedure and allows the Typhoons to
extend their time in the air.
Today the Voyager allocated to this task, was the recently returned to service VIP configured aircraft.
This Voyager has now joined the rotation of tanker aircraft that are held on standby to support the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert mission as conducted by the RAF.
This scramble has been caused by the Russian aircraft entering the UK FIR, the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace. This area of International airspace is monitoring to ensure the safe passage for all other aircraft, including civilian transatlantic airliners that are under UK civilian air traffic control.
A pilot from 10/101 Sqn that conducted the intercept said: “This was a routine intercept for us as we train to make sure it is a seamless process. It was great to see the Voyager in its new paint
scheme but in an operational setting”
The Russian aircraft were/was monitored throughout their flight by the National Air and Space Operations Centre at RAF High Wycombe and the Air Surveillance and Control System at RAF
Boulmer. Activity was coordinated closely with NATO allies, including the NATO Combined Air Operations Centre at Uedem in Germany.
Air Vice Marshal Duguid, Air Officer Commanding 11 Group said: “The interception by RAF Typhoons of Russian military aircraft in the UK FIR demonstrates our continuing resolve to police,
protect and defend our airspace 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
He added: ?

Images show ZZ336, the VIP Voyager, landing and taxiing back to its bay at RAF Brize Norton after completing its first ever Quick Reaction Alert Mission.
TYPOONS from RAF Lossiemouth have today been scrambled to intercept Russian long-range
aircraft north of Scotland.
Russian aircraft approached the UK Flight Information Region (FIR), north of the Scottish coast.
To support the Typhoons, a Voyager aircraft from RAF Brize Norton was also launched to conduct Air to Air Refuelling for the Typhoons. This is standard procedure and allows the Typhoons to
extend their time in the air.
Today the Voyager allocated to this task, was the recently returned to service VIP configured aircraft.
This Voyager has now joined the rotation of tanker aircraft that are held on standby to support the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert mission as conducted by the RAF.
This scramble has been caused by the Russian aircraft entering the UK FIR, the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace. This area of International airspace is monitoring to ensure the safe passage for all other aircraft, including civilian transatlantic airliners that are under UK civilian air traffic control.
A pilot from 10/101 Sqn that conducted the intercept said: “This was a routine intercept for us as we train to make sure it is a seamless process. It was great to see the Voyager in its new paint
scheme but in an operational setting”
The Russian aircraft were/was monitored throughout their flight by the National Air and Space Operations Centre at RAF High Wycombe and the Air Surveillance and Control System at RAF
Boulmer. Activity was coordinated closely with NATO allies, including the NATO Combined Air Operations Centre at Uedem in Germany.
Air Vice Marshal Duguid, Air Officer Commanding 11 Group said: “The interception by RAF Typhoons of Russian military aircraft in the UK FIR demonstrates our continuing resolve to police,
protect and defend our airspace 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
He added: ?

Images show ZZ336, the VIP Voyager, landing and taxiing back to its bay at RAF Brize Norton after completing its first ever Quick Reaction Alert Mission.
TYPOONS from RAF Lossiemouth have today been scrambled to intercept Russian long-range
aircraft north of Scotland.
Russian aircraft approached the UK Flight Information Region (FIR), north of the Scottish coast.
To support the Typhoons, a Voyager aircraft from RAF Brize Norton was also launched to conduct Air to Air Refuelling for the Typhoons. This is standard procedure and allows the Typhoons to
extend their time in the air.
Today the Voyager allocated to this task, was the recently returned to service VIP configured aircraft.
This Voyager has now joined the rotation of tanker aircraft that are held on standby to support the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert mission as conducted by the RAF.
This scramble has been caused by the Russian aircraft entering the UK FIR, the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace. This area of International airspace is monitoring to ensure the safe passage for all other aircraft, including civilian transatlantic airliners that are under UK civilian air traffic control.
A pilot from 10/101 Sqn that conducted the intercept said: “This was a routine intercept for us as we train to make sure it is a seamless process. It was great to see the Voyager in its new paint
scheme but in an operational setting”
The Russian aircraft were/was monitored throughout their flight by the National Air and Space Operations Centre at RAF High Wycombe and the Air Surveillance and Control System at RAF
Boulmer. Activity was coordinated closely with NATO allies, including the NATO Combined Air Operations Centre at Uedem in Germany.
Air Vice Marshal Duguid, Air Officer Commanding 11 Group said: “The interception by RAF Typhoons of Russian military aircraft in the UK FIR demonstrates our continuing resolve to police,
protect and defend our airspace 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
He added: ?

Images show ZZ336, the VIP Voyager, landing and taxiing back to its bay at RAF Brize Norton after completing its first ever Quick Reaction Alert Mission.
TYPOONS from RAF Lossiemouth have today been scrambled to intercept Russian long-range
aircraft north of Scotland.
Russian aircraft approached the UK Flight Information Region (FIR), north of the Scottish coast.
To support the Typhoons, a Voyager aircraft from RAF Brize Norton was also launched to conduct Air to Air Refuelling for the Typhoons. This is standard procedure and allows the Typhoons to
extend their time in the air.
Today the Voyager allocated to this task, was the recently returned to service VIP configured aircraft.
This Voyager has now joined the rotation of tanker aircraft that are held on standby to support the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert mission as conducted by the RAF.
This scramble has been caused by the Russian aircraft entering the UK FIR, the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace. This area of International airspace is monitoring to ensure the safe passage for all other aircraft, including civilian transatlantic airliners that are under UK civilian air traffic control.
A pilot from 10/101 Sqn that conducted the intercept said: “This was a routine intercept for us as we train to make sure it is a seamless process. It was great to see the Voyager in its new paint
scheme but in an operational setting”
The Russian aircraft were/was monitored throughout their flight by the National Air and Space Operations Centre at RAF High Wycombe and the Air Surveillance and Control System at RAF
Boulmer. Activity was coordinated closely with NATO allies, including the NATO Combined Air Operations Centre at Uedem in Germany.
Air Vice Marshal Duguid, Air Officer Commanding 11 Group said: “The interception by RAF Typhoons of Russian military aircraft in the UK FIR demonstrates our continuing resolve to police,
protect and defend our airspace 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
He added: ?

Images show ZZ336, the VIP Voyager, landing and taxiing back to its bay at RAF Brize Norton after completing its first ever Quick Reaction Alert Mission.
TYPOONS from RAF Lossiemouth have today been scrambled to intercept Russian long-range
aircraft north of Scotland.
Russian aircraft approached the UK Flight Information Region (FIR), north of the Scottish coast.
To support the Typhoons, a Voyager aircraft from RAF Brize Norton was also launched to conduct Air to Air Refuelling for the Typhoons. This is standard procedure and allows the Typhoons to
extend their time in the air.
Today the Voyager allocated to this task, was the recently returned to service VIP configured aircraft.
This Voyager has now joined the rotation of tanker aircraft that are held on standby to support the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert mission as conducted by the RAF.
This scramble has been caused by the Russian aircraft entering the UK FIR, the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace. This area of International airspace is monitoring to ensure the safe passage for all other aircraft, including civilian transatlantic airliners that are under UK civilian air traffic control.
A pilot from 10/101 Sqn that conducted the intercept said: “This was a routine intercept for us as we train to make sure it is a seamless process. It was great to see the Voyager in its new paint
scheme but in an operational setting”
The Russian aircraft were/was monitored throughout their flight by the National Air and Space Operations Centre at RAF High Wycombe and the Air Surveillance and Control System at RAF
Boulmer. Activity was coordinated closely with NATO allies, including the NATO Combined Air Operations Centre at Uedem in Germany.
Air Vice Marshal Duguid, Air Officer Commanding 11 Group said: “The interception by RAF Typhoons of Russian military aircraft in the UK FIR demonstrates our continuing resolve to police,
protect and defend our airspace 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
He added: ?

Images show ZZ336, the VIP Voyager, landing and taxiing back to its bay at RAF Brize Norton after completing its first ever Quick Reaction Alert Mission.
TYPOONS from RAF Lossiemouth have today been scrambled to intercept Russian long-range
aircraft north of Scotland.
Russian aircraft approached the UK Flight Information Region (FIR), north of the Scottish coast.
To support the Typhoons, a Voyager aircraft from RAF Brize Norton was also launched to conduct Air to Air Refuelling for the Typhoons. This is standard procedure and allows the Typhoons to
extend their time in the air.
Today the Voyager allocated to this task, was the recently returned to service VIP configured aircraft.
This Voyager has now joined the rotation of tanker aircraft that are held on standby to support the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert mission as conducted by the RAF.
This scramble has been caused by the Russian aircraft entering the UK FIR, the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace. This area of International airspace is monitoring to ensure the safe passage for all other aircraft, including civilian transatlantic airliners that are under UK civilian air traffic control.
A pilot from 10/101 Sqn that conducted the intercept said: “This was a routine intercept for us as we train to make sure it is a seamless process. It was great to see the Voyager in its new paint
scheme but in an operational setting”
The Russian aircraft were/was monitored throughout their flight by the National Air and Space Operations Centre at RAF High Wycombe and the Air Surveillance and Control System at RAF
Boulmer. Activity was coordinated closely with NATO allies, including the NATO Combined Air Operations Centre at Uedem in Germany.
Air Vice Marshal Duguid, Air Officer Commanding 11 Group said: “The interception by RAF Typhoons of Russian military aircraft in the UK FIR demonstrates our continuing resolve to police,
protect and defend our airspace 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
He added: ?

Images show ZZ336, the VIP Voyager, landing and taxiing back to its bay at RAF Brize Norton after completing its first ever Quick Reaction Alert Mission.
TYPOONS from RAF Lossiemouth have today been scrambled to intercept Russian long-range
aircraft north of Scotland.
Russian aircraft approached the UK Flight Information Region (FIR), north of the Scottish coast.
To support the Typhoons, a Voyager aircraft from RAF Brize Norton was also launched to conduct Air to Air Refuelling for the Typhoons. This is standard procedure and allows the Typhoons to
extend their time in the air.
Today the Voyager allocated to this task, was the recently returned to service VIP configured aircraft.
This Voyager has now joined the rotation of tanker aircraft that are held on standby to support the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert mission as conducted by the RAF.
This scramble has been caused by the Russian aircraft entering the UK FIR, the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace. This area of International airspace is monitoring to ensure the safe passage for all other aircraft, including civilian transatlantic airliners that are under UK civilian air traffic control.
A pilot from 10/101 Sqn that conducted the intercept said: “This was a routine intercept for us as we train to make sure it is a seamless process. It was great to see the Voyager in its new paint
scheme but in an operational setting”
The Russian aircraft were/was monitored throughout their flight by the National Air and Space Operations Centre at RAF High Wycombe and the Air Surveillance and Control System at RAF
Boulmer. Activity was coordinated closely with NATO allies, including the NATO Combined Air Operations Centre at Uedem in Germany.
Air Vice Marshal Duguid, Air Officer Commanding 11 Group said: “The interception by RAF Typhoons of Russian military aircraft in the UK FIR demonstrates our continuing resolve to police,
protect and defend our airspace 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
He added: ?

ROYAL MARINES NEW UNIFORM 2020
Photographed are Royal Marines showcasing the new Commando Uniform 2020 on 28th May 2020.
Royal Marines will be kitted out with a brand-new uniform as the commandos undergo their most significant transformation and rebranding since World War Two.
The elite commandos of the Royal Navy are undertaking a notable development project – known as the Future Commando Force programme – which will see an overhaul of the way the Green Berets operate.
This will involve more Royal Marines operating from the sea as high-readiness troops, forward deployed and always ready to react, whether that’s for war-fighting, specific combat missions such as commando raids, or providing humanitarian assistance.
As part of this restructuring, the Royal Marines will have a new look that is in-keeping with the maritime traditions of the Corps but also gives recognition to their commando forebears of World War Two.
As a clear indication of the Royal Marines’ integration with the Royal Navy, the White Ensign features on one sleeve with the iconic Fairbairn Sykes Dagger patch stitched to the other to signify attachment to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines.
Complementing that is the traditional Royal Marines Commando insignia, which will return to the design first worn by commandos when they launched daring raids into Nazi-occupied Europe.
The flash with red writing and navy-blue background will be worn once again, as the commandos evolve to conduct more raids from the sea, persistently deployed to counter the threats of the modern-day battlefield.
Not only does the uniform embrace the Royal Marines’ strong, renowned identity, it naturally has real-world performance benefits too.
The NATO procured uniform – which is made by USA-based firm Crye Precision – is 17 per cent lighter weight, has three-times higher tear-strength, is 60 per cent faster-drying and four-times more breathable than the typical 50/50 cotton/nylon kit.

All photos and text are © Crown copyright 2020

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