100 stories and reflections
In support of RAF100, BAE Systems is communicating 100 unique and compelling stories and reflections from 1st April to mid-October. Together these insights support the RAF and demonstrate our support for RAF100 in particular.
These are key facts around the technological edge we have provided the RAF over the last 100 years (and will continue to in the future), as well as the instances where our colleagues past and present have gone beyond to provide the kind of imagination, invention, service and support the RAF needs in order to carry out their own role.
100/100 - Our enduring partnership
99/100 - Supporting the RAF family
The RAF Benevolent Fund, which marks its centenary in 2019, has been standing side by side with the RAF Family for almost 100 years. The Fund relies solely on charitable donations and as a proud supporter we have seen first-hand the positive impact it makes, supporting veterans, serving personnel and their dependants in times of need.
98/100 - Looking into the future
97/100 - Future of partnership
96/100 - Inspired by Concorde
95/100 - Chess game at sea
94/100 - Creating the pilots of the future
93/100 - "You never forget your first solo flight"
92/100 - Delivering a milestone
91/100 - An icon of British Engineering
90/100 - The flying classroom
89/100 - Flying off with the future
The Canberra, the RAF’s first jet powered bomber, is a perfect example.
On a snowy day back in 1951 the RAF arrived at our site in Warton, Lancashire in an Avro Lincoln and departed a few hours later with the very first Canberra.
Built by our predecessor company English Electric it flew twice as fast and twice as high as the Lincoln. In fact it could fly higher than any other bomber in the 1950’s and set a world altitude record of 70,310 ft in 1957.
Today, our employees at the very same site continue to support the RAF with enhancements to Typhoon’s world leading capabilities and the development of a next generation future combat aircraft.
88/100 - Seven days a week where needed
87/100 - A tribute to the finest and bravest
86/100 - No ordinary job
85/100 - Building for the future
84/100 - Remembrance Day
83/100 - "The most interesting life imaginable" by Ray Cooledge
82/100 - The clearest vision
81/100 - Best of both worlds