Contents Thursday 05th May 2016 Email: email@example.com 3 Student Pilots die in plane crash Two Student RAF pilots have been killed in a crash involving a light aircraft 4 Veteran up for ‘Our Heroes’ award A kind hearted veteran has been nominated for Daily Record’s ‘Our Heroes’ award. 5 US. Navy SEAL dies in IS attack A US Navy SEAL has been killed in ISIS attack in Iraq 6 Canada. Navy Commemorations Royal Canadian Navy to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic The Somme 100 – RBL Commemorates Page 9 7 Cover Story. Lightning strikes twice A look at the F35 Lightning II compared to the F2a English Electrics Lightning. 8 Canada Calling Robby McRobb talks about all things Canadian. Sobibor Death Camp: The Truth Revealed Page 12 Sponsored by 10 Have Faith This week: Rest 12 The Historic Tommy Atkins Sobibor Death Camp investigated 15 Veterans Radio Stations What’s happening on your favourite radio stations 19 SBT Information A page dedicated to back issues, information, book reviews etc 20 Time for a NAAFI Break Fun & Games on the final pages. We are always looking for new ideas and competitions from you
RAF Student Pilots Die in Light Aircraft Crash Prince Harry Launches Invictus Games in Toronto Prince Harry has made a passionate plea for Britain to come out and support a Paralympics style championship for injured servicemen and women that he has launched. Harry suggested the sporting event, called the Invictus Games, would ensure UK troops would not be forgotten as Britain's involvement in the war in Afghanistan comes to an end. He has been instrumental in bringing the idea for the championship from America, where it is called the Warrior Games, to the UK after seeing the event staged in Colorado last year. Tributes were paid today to an “exceptionally talented” student RAF pilot from London who was killed alongside his co-pilot when their aircraft crashed in a remote field. Ajvir Singh Sandhu, 25, from Ilford, and Cameron Forster, 21, from Sussex, both died instantly when the single-engine Slingsby T67 came down. The two were both stationed at RAF Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire, an elite Top Gun-style academy 15 miles from the crash scene where promising young pilots learn to fly fast jets. They chartered the plane from the Full Sutton Flying Centre, where a worker claimed they had been planning to do “a "It's not about supporting the conflict in Afghanistan, it's not about supporting war, it's not about supporting the forces themselves, but come along, show your support, look at the journey these guys have been through," "And also take the opportunity if you haven't done so already to come and sit in these iconic Olympic and Paralympic venues. Events will be staged in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with track and field events being held at the Lee Valley athletics centre. spot of aerobatics”. The craft crash-landed around 200 yards from the nearest homes in fields between Castle Howard and the A64 at 10.40am on Saturday. RAF Linton-on-Ouse station commander Group Captain Ian Laing said the base had been “saddened” to learn of the men’s deaths. “The thoughts of everyone at RAF Lintonon-Ouse are with their family and friends at this difficult time”. Roads in the area were closed and members of the public were advised to keep away from the area as police cordoned it off to preserve the scene for the AAIB. Up to 20 fire-fighters attended the scene and set up a foam blanket around the aircraft. Johnny Mercer calls for better Veterans Care Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer has used a speech at a national mental health conference to renew his call for drastic improvements in veterans' care. "As we see campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan coming to a close, public giving and awareness will drop – and some charities have already seen that,“ Addressing a crowd of experts gathered for the King's College event, the former serviceman said good progress has been made in the sector in recent years. But he said now is the time to make further "fundamental" reforms, as overseas campaigns come to an end and political focus begins to wane. One of the possible solutions, he suggests, is more effective coordination between charities and state-provided services. But he has also reissued his call for the Government to create a special department for veterans, similar to the existing US model. This would be in the form of a department for veterans' affairs.