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Royal Air Force: Aerial warfare service branch of the British Armed Forces
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force. It was formed towards the end of the First World War on 1 April 1918. 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.


Final British evacuation flight from Wuhan lands

Britain's final evacuation flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, landed at a Royal Air Force base in central England on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Luke Wigman: Second world marathon attempt for injured RAF veteran

Luke Wigman suffered traumatic injuries when he stepped on an explosive device in Afghanistan.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Royal Air Force

Woman jailed for attempting to open plane door during flight [Video]Woman jailed for attempting to open plane door during flight

A woman who tried to open the door of a passenger plane midway through a flight while yelling "I'm going to kill you all" has been jailed for two years. Passengers and cabin crew fought to restrain..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Police probing footage of vehicle near Harry Dunn RAF base [Video]Police probing footage of vehicle near Harry Dunn RAF base

This dramatic footage of a vehicle on the wrong side of the road near an RAF base has prompted police discussions at the "highest level" in light of the death of Harry Dunn in a separate incident..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published


Coronavirus: Plane carrying Britons evacuated from Wuhan lands at at RAF base

83 Britons to be quarantined for two weeks upon arrival
Independent - Published

Harry Dunn: Johnson to raise 'driving habits' of US staff near RAF base with Mike Pompeo

19-year-old Briton killed last year after being knocked off motorbike outside RAF Croughton
Independent - Published

Claims sonic boom over London and Home Counties 'cracked' windows

Royal Air Force Typhoons were scrambled to intercept an unresponsive aircraft in December.
BBC News - Published

'Forgotten' Shropshire RAF airmen honoured in Spain

Seven men who died when an RAF Wellington bomber crashed in 1950 are remembered with a memorial.
BBC News - Published

Sonic boom causes panic over London after RAF jets scrambled to unresponsive aircraft

People woken as loud explosion causes windows to shake in parts of South East
Independent - Published

Sonic boom: People woken by loud noise which 'shook houses'

The Met Police said the loud bang heard was the result of a sonic boom from RAF planes.
BBC News - Published

Sonic boom shakes houses across north London

The Met Police said the loud bang heard was the result of a sonic boom from RAF planes.
BBC News - Published

Restored 100-year-old RAF bear keeps 'lovely, wonky smile'

Bobby Bear was the beloved childhood toy of Joe Mack, an RAF Pathfinder wireless operator in WW2.
BBC News - Published

UK weather: RAF scrambled to tackle 'danger to life' flooding as heavy rain pummels Britain

Five severe 'danger to life' warnings in place ahead of another week of downpours
Independent - Published

UK Invictus Games 2020 team unveiled by Duke of Sussex

A former RAF medic and RAF corporal will lead Team UK at next year's Invictus Games in the Hague.
BBC News - Published

Duke and Duchess: Royal plane aborts landing after Pakistan storms

An RAF aircraft carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge twice tried to land in Islamabad.
BBC News - Published

RAF Marham airman's family pay tribute to rugby player

Scott Stevenson died after suffering a head injury when playing for the RAF against the Army.
BBC News - Published

RAF Marham airman dies after rugby league match head injury

Scott Stevenson was playing for the RAF against the Army in a rugby league match when he was injured.
BBC News - Published

RAF bids final farewell to Tucano training plane

The aircraft has been used to train pilots, including Prince William, for the last 30 years.
BBC News - Published

Five-year-old Red Arrows fan 'blown away' by salute

Jacob Newson was lost for words when he met the the Royal Air Force's aerobatic team.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge flooding: Boris Johnson visits evacuated villagers amid race to stop dam bursting

RAF helicopter drops off 400 tonnes of aggregate in race to save damaged dam
Independent - Published

Whaley Bridge flooding– live: 'Unprecedented emergency' declared as RAF scrambled in battle to stop dam collapse after thousands evacuated

Emergency services battle to repair damage after 'danger to life' warning issued
Independent - Published

Abdul Mayanja shooting: Pair jailed for killing RAF cadet

Abdul Mayanja was shot dead with a sawn-off shotgun in east London in 2017.
BBC News - Published

Essex sonic boom: MOD receives four compensation claims

Four compensation claims have been made after RAF jets were scrambled to escort a civilian flight.
BBC News - Published

Farnborough Airport: Red Arrows plane suffers burst tyre on landing

Emergency services were called as a precaution just after the RAF display team landed.
BBC News - Published

Secret RAF WWII maps unveiled in Buckinghamshire

Maps of Germany were secretly created at a manor house to assist the RAF with airborne response.
BBC News - Published

Wainfleet flooding: RAF ballast drop to cost up to £1m

The breach in the River Steeping led to 580 homes in Wainfleet being evacuated due to flooding.
BBC News - Published

Sonic boom heard across Derbyshire caused by RAF Typhoons

A sonic boom heard across Derbyshire was caused by RAF Typhoons.
BBC News - Published

RAF jets escort Jet2 flight back to Stansted after passenger becomes 'extremely disruptive'

Typhoon fighter aircraft caused sonic boom that startled residents, police say
Independent - Published

Wainfleet flooding: Hundreds of homes evacuated in Lincolnshire as RAF shores up flood defences

'We're working hard to get residents to safety and monitor the River Steeping,' police say
Independent - Published

RAF scrambles Typhoon fighter jets to intercept Russian transport aircraft

The Royal Air Force (RAF) scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to intercept two Russian transport aircraft that were flying close to Estonian airspace, officials have revealed.
Independent - Published

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