No. 70 Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire have hit a huge milestone proving that embracing social media is paying off for the Royal Air Force.

The squadron was stood up in 2014 to operate the Airbus A400M ATLAS and since then have drummed up an enormous following on Twitter.

In December their Twitter account, @70SqnA400M hit 7,000 followers and has been growing rapidly since.

The squadron is always busy supporting MOD operations around the world and the passion of the crews to share their experience online is what has drummed up such hype.

With incredible photos and videos shared almost daily from 70 Squadron personnel, they have become the most followed front-line flying squadron on Twitter in the Royal Air Force.

Officer Commanding 70 Squadron Wing Commander Ed Horne says:

"We decided it would be a great idea to embrace social media right from the outset. To have reached 7000 followers is just amazing!

"The crew really want to show the A400M off and show what life on 70 Sqn is like"

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