We should have sought to buy other jet fighters like British, French and Russian to secure the air cover
for our forces; if we had air cover
we would have averted what had happened.
Dr Liam Fox said: "Tornado GR4s provide essential air cover
to our service personnel on the ground and leading the fight against deadly IEDs (improvised explosive devices) from the air.
Neighbouring police forces will provide air cover
while safety checks take place.
Although Coventry defended itself on the ground with anti-aircraft fire, there was no air cover
- no Spitfires.
Police restored air cover
above the West Midlands within two hours of the incident and moves are already underway to bring in a permanent replacement.
The Kant base is intended to provide air cover
for possible operations by CSTO joint forces in Central Asia.
Charged with providing air cover
for Prince of Wales and Repulse, he shared the horror of arriving on the scene to see only Repulse's oil slick and the Prince of Wales sinking beneath the waves.
POLICE in the Midlands are to get a new helicopter under a joint scheme to boost air cover
over the region's skies.
Cleveland Police Authority members are right in their commitment to retain air cover
for this area and I would urge Durham to think again about the false economy of withdrawing from the present arrangement.
In the battle, the Houston fought gamely but with no air cover
, and, badly outnumbered, received a deathblow.
Ultimately the close-in action described by the author is much more exciting than the normal air operations of the Air Force, which involve flying air cover
on long missions, hauling men and materiel, refueling other aircraft, or flying command and control, with only the occasional mission attracting enemy fire.
As reported by National Post reporter Chris Wattie, Canada's air force is not going to provide air cover
to the 2,200 ground troop deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, and at least one retired air force officer made worrisome noises about our having to rely on other nations for help.