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For over a hundred years the Royal Air Force has defended the skies of Britain and projected Britain’s power and influence around the world.
Today the RAF is engaged in 15 missions on 4 continents in 22 countries.
We are 100 years old this year. See how you can help us commemorate, celebrate and inspire.
We continue to be a key partner in the coalition to degrade and defeat Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
We were a major part of the humanitarian response to the devastation - the UK’s biggest military and civilian operation since 2011.
From RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby, QRA Typhoon aircraft and their personnel provide UK air defence capability 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
See who makes the RAF what it is
Tony is part of the RAF Police. Tony always wanted to be a policeman and to be able to travel, so he joined the RAF where he gets to do both.
Alex is a Flying Officer. Keen sportsperson Alex joined the RAF as an Administrative Officer just last year and is the RAF Benson Station Adjutant.
Dave is an RAF fencer and engineer. Since joining the RAF he has achieved more than he thought possible, including completing an 8hr repair in 60mins in Iraq - the aircraft saved a soldier's life.
Richard and Riki, his Military Working Dog, help provide security for RAF Benson.
Rosetta is an RAF chef. Recently, she was awarded Best in Class, Chef of the Year and Best Female Competitor of the Year.
Peter is a pilot and Co-Responder. He's inspired by his missions in Iraq & Afghan, flying Medical Emergency Response Teams and delivering Christmas mail. Peter is pictured during 'Wet Drills'.
Emma is an RAF Firefighter that challenges preconceptions. Alongside firefighting & crash rescue, she is the RAF Hockey goalkeeper.
Chanel is a Surface Finisher and enjoys her job as part of a small team that conducts a full Puma aircraft repaint.
Find your role in the RAF.
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