Sunday 14th October 2018 – Air Combat Power, RAF Coningsby

The Master and Masters Lady, courtesy of Squadron Leader Mark Dover, attended the ACPV, Air Combat Power Lectures, exhibitions and demonstrations at RAF Coningsby.

 

Past Master Delva Patman and the Master, Tony Joyce

 

2nd WW Hawker Typhoon

Andy Fennell and Tony Joyce

The RAF explained the role of the Reaper unmanned plane (flown by pilots in remote locations) and the added capabilities of the new Protector unmanned aircraft.

Reaper

 

 

 

Finally the RAF opened our eyes to the very real threat of cyber attack from space and the activities of satellites, not all of which are necessarily friendly.

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is to take on command and control of UK military space operations, including a possible UK-based alternative to the EU’s Galileo satellite constellation.

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