RAF Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF)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

Founded 1 April 1918 (99 years)

Country United Kingdom

Allegiance Elizabeth II

Type Air force

Role Aerial warfare

Size 33,240 active personnel

869 operational aircraft

1,940 RAuxAF

2,220 reserve personnel



Website www.raf.mod.uk

Attack  Panavia Tornado Gr.4

Electronic warfare  Boeing E-3C Sentry

Fighter  EF2000 Eurofighter

Helicopter  CH-101 Merlin

Patrol; P-8A Pegasus

Trainer  BAe Hawk : Short TucanoGrob Tutor

Transport  C-130J / A400M C-17A Globemsster

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Tornado Gr.4

EF 2000

Lockheed F-35B Lightning II

Boeing P-8A Pegasus

BAe Hawk Tr.2

Short Tucano

Grob 115 Tutor

CH 101 Merlin

AH-139 Wildcat

C-130 Hercules

A400M Grizly

C-17A Globemaster

Part One

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Part Two
Hawker Siddeley

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Part Three
Bristol & Others

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“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”