How the RAF has always been ready to face the Russians

February 19, 2015 10:01 PM

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With a fresh wave of tension over the threat of Russian Bear bombers, it's easy to forget how closely the RAF has watched our skies for decades.

A reminder is these rarely-seen images from the height of the Cold War, taken by specialist Air Ministry photographers and showing bombers, defensive missiles and the strangely beautiful forms they strike in our skies.

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