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Do You Have What it Takes to Complete This Online RAF Mission?, 2 years, 11 months ago

WCRS launches interactive film for national recruitment campaign

Do You Have What it Takes to Complete This Online RAF Mission?

On the 24th November, the Royal Air Force launched an interactive online film as part of its national recruitment campaign, created by WCRS.

It will be the first time that a recruitment campaign will focus on the RAF as one employer brand, showing how full-time Regulars and spare-time Reservists work together side-by-side. ‘Operation X’ follows the RAF on a mission as they respond to a humanitarian crisis and deliver aid.

The 8-minute interactive mission, filmed by Kit Lynch-Robinson, was shot over six days at RAF Brize Norton and involved over 150 RAF personnel. 

The mission begins with breaking news that the RAF has deployed Fast Jets and Sentinels for intelligence gathering over a crisis zone. The story unfolds and we see the diverse range of vital roles that allow the RAF to function as an efficient force.

As well as discovering the variety of RAF roles, users are able to test their own skills and experience 360 degree video. At the end of the mission, users are offered the opportunity to learn more about the roles they’ve shown interest in via the RAF careers website.

The interactive mission, hosted on the RAF careers website, is supported by a range of media including TV, online rich video takeovers and a 30-second YouTube trailer.  

The communications strategy and media planning for the campaign was developed by MEC.

David Ogden, Head of RAF Recruitment Marketing, said: “We’re constantly looking for new ways to showcase the broad range of roles the RAF has to offer. Operation X allows us to do that as well as being an immersive experience. We’re excited to launch the RAF’s first online interactive mission.

Ross Neil, Executive Creative Director, WCRS said: “The aching simplicity of the idea shrouds the intense complexity of building such an integrated campaign. The interactive film has been a labour of love for all involved and it really shows in the work. I'm immensely proud of the finished article and of all those who worked on this. A great combination of film making and technology, and as a result a very exciting end product.”


Advertiser: RAF

Creative Agency

Account Manager: Vince Lawson and Daniel Britton

Creative Agency: WCRS

Creative: Andy Lee, Jonny Porthouse

Creative Director: Ben Long

Creative Technologist: (Head) David Gordon

Executive Creative Director: Ross Neil

Planner: John Crowther

Producer: Joseph Pawsey and Sam Child

Media Agency

Media Agency: MEC

Music and Sound

Audio Post Production: Patch Rowland - Final Cut


Editor: Myles Painter

Post Production / VFX

Post Production House: Finish TV

Production Company

Director: Kit Lynch-Robinson

Producer: Jon Stopp

Category: Corporate and social , Forces

Genre: Digital