"On This Day in Postwar History"

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by rockape252, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi,

    "28 Dec 1963

    No. 3 Wing, RAF Regiment, established the 'Green Line' in Nicosia, Cyprus, to separate warring Turkish and Greek communities."


    Regards, Mick D.
     
  2. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi,

    "30 Jan 1952

    RAF forces in the Canal Zone were reinforced as the Anglo/Egyptian political situation deteriorated.

    Lincolns of No. 148 Squadron arrived at Shallufa from RAF Upwood and Vampires of Nos 6 and 73 Squadrons deployed from their bases in Iraq and Malta.

    RAF Regiment armoured car and anti-aircraft squadrons arrived from Jordan and the United Kingdom."


    Regards, Mick D.
     
  3. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi,

    "9 Feb 1998"

    Operation Bolton: Tornados of No. 14 Squadron deployed from RAF Bruggen to Ali Al Salem Airbase, Kuwait, flying the 3,500 miles non-stop.

    No. 34 Squadron RAF Regiment, provided airfield defence.


    Regards, Mick D.
     
  4. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi,

    "10 Mar 1957

    All Royal Auxiliary Air Force flying squadrons and Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment Squadrons were 'stood down' as a result of the sweeping defence cuts announced in the 'Sandys' White Paper.:


    Regards, Mick D.
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    On this day, 10 years ago in 2003 in about 4hrs time GMT, I landed in Kuwait to prepare for Operations against Iraq.
     
  6. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi,

    17 Mar 1953

    HM The Queen, Air Commodore-in-Chief, presented her Colour to the RAF Regiment at Buckingham Palace.


    Regards, Mick D.
     

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  7. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi,

    20 Mar 2003

    Second Gulf War - Although the first bombs were dropped on 20 March 2003, the air campaign began in earnest the following day.

    Precision attacks by aircraft and cruise missiles were made against several hundred military targets.

    As the land battle developed, an increasing number of close air support (CAS) sorties were flown. Tornado GR4s and Harrier GR7s flew 1,353 offensive strike sorties and released 919 weapons, the great majority precision-guided weapons including the first use of the Storm Shadow stand-off missile released by Tornados.

    All the RAF's main operational air assets were heavily engaged in the operation together with six RAF Regiment squadrons and personnel drawn from fifteen specialist RAF ground support units.


    Regards, Mick D.
     
  8. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi,

    On This Day in History …

    30 Apr 1986

    RAF Stanley was closed down following the departure to RAF Mount Pleasant of the last RAF units.

    By this date the new airfield at Mount Pleasant was protected by long-range radar and Rapier SAM units of the RAF Regiment.


    Regards, Mick D.
     
  9. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi,

    2 May 1955

    The RAF Levies (Iraq) were disbanded after thirty-two years under the control of the RAF.


    Regards, Mick D.
     
  10. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi,

    16 Jun 1974

    No. 63 Squadron, RAF Regiment, became the first operational Rapier SAM unit when it deployed to RAF Gutersloh.


    Regards, Mick D.
     
  11. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi,

    25 Jun 1945

    A convoy of men and vehicles of No. 2848 Rifle Squadron, RAF Regiment, arrived at Gatow Airfield in the British Sector of Berlin to relieve Soviet forces and stake the RAF's claim to the airfield.


    Regards, Mick D.
     
  12. Connolly

    Connolly New Member

    Mick were you their.
     
  13. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    No mate, I hadn`t joined the Regiment then.
     

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