2018 marks the Centenary of the Royal Air Force. We reveal the importance of the Royal Air Force to global Aerospace and Aviation innovation.
The Royal Air Force is the UK’s aerial warfare force. Created on 1 April 1918, the Royal Air Force (RAF) is the oldest independent air force in the world. Following the 1918 victory in World War I, the RAF emerged as the largest air force in the world.
The RAF was originally formed to help the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) ensure the security and defence of UK and overseas territories and promote international peace. The RAF now plays a central role in leading edge aviation technology, and by maintaining an operational fleet of a variety of aircraft, the RAF works with the Royal Navy and Army Air Corps to prevent conflict and deliver aid to citizens and communities globally.
Today the Royal Air Force is engaged today in 15 missions, on 4 continents, in 22 countries.
The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is the one-of-a-kind aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force.
Formed in 1964, the Red Arrows sees talented RAF members perform unique fascinating flying stunts to entertain crowds in Britain and across the globe. The team’s 54th season will help mark the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary with over 60 shows around the UK and the world during the 2018 campaign.
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