What is Royal Air Force?

  • (noun): The airforce of Great Britain.
    Synonyms: RAF

Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the British Armed Forces. Formed on 1 April 1918, it is the oldest independent air force in the world. The RAF has taken a significant role in British military history, playing a large part in the Second World War as well as in more recent conflicts.

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Royal Air Force, Bermuda, 1939-1945 - See Also
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List Of Victoria Cross Recipients Of The Royal Air Force
... is a military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories ... However the dark blue ribbon was abolished soon after the formation of the Royal Air Force on 1 April 1918 ... a total of 26 recipients of the VC who were serving in the Royal Air Force, including the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, at the time of their valiant deed or deeds ...
List Of Accidents And Incidents Involving Military Aircraft Before 1925 - 1919
... engine fails during the type's first take-off due to an air lock in the fuel feed ... Fort Stotsenburg, established in the Philippines in 1902, is renamed Clark Air Base with the establishment of the U.S ... Air Force in 1947 ...
List Of Titles And Honours Of Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard - Ranks
... Artillery (Militia) 9 September 1893, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Scots Fusiliers 12 August 1896, Lieutenant, Royal Scots Fusiliers 28 February 1900, Captain, Royal Scots Fusiliers 22 August 1902, Brevet ...
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