What an absolutely epic way to celebrate the Royal Air Force Centenary! 22 Typhoons in formation, a 100+ aircraft flypast over London and 1000+ personnel on parade. Everything about yesterday was incredible! Very proud to be part of this organisation.
Over the last 24 hours I’ve been driving a Tesla Model S rental. I can confirm that it is an awesome machine. Electric is the way forward. I found it quite difficult to give the key back.
We bloody did it. The Royal Air Force are Inter-Service Waterpolo Champions! .
It was unconventional and uncomfortable leaving it to the outcome of the Royal Navy vs Army game but that match ended 11-11 meaning the RAF win the waterpolo tournament overall. 13 times champions in 14 years. Get in!!
RAF Waterpolo before the swim off. .
Two tough games completed with the RAF managing a 7-7 draw with the Army and a 8-6 win against the Royal Navy. The final clash tomorrow RN vs Army will decide the championship possibly going down to goal difference.
A tiring last week with the RAF Waterpolo Squad training for the upcoming Inter-Service Championships. There aren’t many other sports where the opposition players use near drowning as a deliberate tactic.
RAF Valley celebrated its Families’ Day last Thursday. I’m gutted I couldn’t attend. However, looking at all the photos, the weather was good and the day went really well. Well done to all involved in the flying, planning and preparation.
Full displays were performed by the @typhoondisplayteam, @rafredarrows and the Spitfire PR.IX from the @raf_bbmf_official. The Hawk T2 Role Demo show cased some of the things that we are taught during training here (and plenty of things we aren’t) and a Tornado GR4 performed a fast flypast. I am genuinely in awe of all of these incredible flying skills!
This is an awesome shot by Karen Harris. Smashing!
When you’re just not quite tall enough to take a first time shot...
A good few days training with the RAF Waterpolo Team last week. We’re starting to feel that match sharpness come together.
Bring on the Army and Navy at the Interservice Championships in 4 weeks time. #interservices#waterpolo#lightblue
"England expects that every man will do his duty" was a signal sent by Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, from his flagship HMS Victory as the Battle of Trafalgar was about to commence on 21 October 1805.
That signal is inscribed on the bottom of this statue of Nelson in the Menai Strait. We shot past it on a rigid inflatable boat while partaking in the RAF100 Baton Relay.