First woman to command an RAF fast jet squadron named


Pilot Flight Lieutenant Jules Fleming (left) and Navigator Squadron Leader Nikki Thomas (right) on duty in Afghanistan

A woman who has become the first to command an RAF fast jet squadron is expected to lead bombing missions over Iraq this summer.

​Wing Commander Nikki Thomas​, who took charge of the newly reformed No 12 Squadron at RAF Marham in Norfolk​ ​on 9 January 2015, flew a daring low mission to help foil a deadly rocket attack on a UK base in Afghanistan.

The 36-year-old is a weapons system operator with extensive experience of combat operations, clocking up more than 35 missions in Afghanistan within three months alone. Read more…

(Source: The Telegraph)