Hit or Miss... RAF invades BBC News

An RAF campaign to 'enhance its image reputation and demonstrate its operational capability' resulted in it headlining the BBC 10 O'Clock News this week. The Defence Publicity Team, which was in charge of the project, gave the BBC access to the RAF for a month.

In return PROs were allowed into the BBC's editing suite to run the rule over planned coverage. The features ran over two nights, appearing first on the programme schedule. The primetime news coverage successfully illustrated Britain's preparedness for an airborne terrorism threat.

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