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  • (noun): A Marxist and Maoist terrorist organization in Germany; a network of underground guerillas who committed acts of violence in the service of the class struggle; a successor to the Baader-Meinhof Gang; became one of Europe's most feared terrorist groups; disbanded in 1998.
    Synonyms: Red Army Faction
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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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No. 24 Squadron RAF - History - As A Transport Command Squadron
... In 1968 the squadron moved from RAF Colerne to RAF Lyneham and re-equipped with the Lockheed Hercules ... re-equipped with the new generation Hercules C.4 and C.5 RAF designation for the C-130J-30 and C-130J respectively) in 2002 ... Lyneham until 2011 when the squadron relocated to RAF Brize Norton ...
Fireflash - Development
... About 300 missiles were produced by 1955, but the Royal Air Force (RAF) soon decided it was untenable ... were used for testing purposes by 6 JSTU at RAF Valley and Woomera, South Australia from 1955–1957 using Meteor NF11 trials aircraft and subsequently. 1 Guided Weapons Development Squadron at RAF Valley ...
No. 31 Squadron RAF
31 Squadron of the British Royal Air Force (RAF), known as the 'Goldstars', currently operates the Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham, Norfolk ...
No. 47 Squadron RAF - History - 1946-1967 Transport
1946 the squadron was re-formed at RAF Qastina in Palestine when 644 Squadron was renumbered ... It soon returned to the United Kingdom where it flew the Halifax from RAF Fairford in the Army support role ... The Squadron moved to RAF Disforth in September 1948, where it became the first RAF Squadron to receive the Handley Page Hastings four-engined transport ...
Air Movement Table - Mission Elmira
... Abn Div Arty 82nd Signal Co 437th TCG 8 ... Waco 18 Horsa RAF Ramsbury W 31. 82nd Abn Recon Plat 82nd Signal Co Div HQ 307th Abn Medic Co 438th TCG 14 ... Waco 36 Horsa RAF Greenham Common W 32. 319th Glid FA ...

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