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RAF 100: Wings over Cyprus

Jade Callaway and Jess Bracey delve into the history of 6 Squadron with the help of material from the BFBS archive.

05/11/2019

Jade Callaway and Jess Bracey delve into the history of 6 Squadron with the help of material from the BFBS archive. You’ll hear interviews from 6 Squadron crew recorded 50 years ago, followed by the reaction of current squadron members as they consider how life in the RAF has changed. 

You’ll also hear about the highs and lows of deployment, what they think the RAF will be like in another 50 years as well as the debate surrounding their nickname. Are they “The Can Openers” or “The Tin Openers”?

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Wings over Cyprus - 32 Sqn 

We follow 32 (The Royal) Squadron, who provide Command Support Air Transport from their home base of RAF Northolt.  

In 1968 a series of programmes were made documenting the histories of the squadrons based at RAF Akrotiri at the time. Now, 50 years on and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, we are revisiting those squadrons still in existence to see where they are and how much has changed. This 30-minute special looks at the work of 32 Squadron.

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Wings over Cyprus - 70 Sqn 

We follow 70 Squadron, one of the Royal Air Force’s most well-travelled squadrons who provide strategic air transport worldwide.  

In 1968 a series of programmes were made documenting the histories of the squadrons based at RAF Akrotiri at the time. Now, 50 years on and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, we are revisiting those squadrons still in existence to see where they are and how much has changed. This 30-minute special looks at the work of 70 Squadron.