First interview with AVM Elaine West - the highest ranking female officer
Elaine West became the first woman to be promoted to the rank of Air Vice-Marshal in the RAF in August. In her first interview since being promoted, she speaks about the role of women in the Armed Forces and how she feels that there is no ‘glass ceiling’.
A four man RAF team are swapping the skies for the open seas when they set off today on the cross-Atlantic rowing challenge. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge means rowing 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua.
Periodically in RAF News the Federation uses the evidence RAF family members have provided to illustrate a topic of concern. This time we look at the results of our survey into pay, allowances and quality of life and just what RAF personnel and their families are thinking on the subjects. And its not all good...