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Royal Air Force


Royal Air Force A400M Replaces C 130 at Falklands Base


Officer says Royal Air Force warplanes flying from air base to attack IS group in Iraq


UK Royal Air Force @ military airfield Ursel Low pass & landing (Belgium)


SPECIAL: Royal Airforce Gulfstream IV Landing @ Military airbase Leeuwarden (NL)


A U.S. Naval Aviator in Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force. Formed towards the end of the First World War on 1 April 1918, it is the oldest independent air force in the world. Following victory over the Central Powers in 1918 the RAF emerged as, at the time, the largest air force in the world. Since its formation, the RAF has taken a significant role in British military history. In particular, it played a large part in the Second World War where it fought its most famous campaign, the Battle of Britain.
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