WW1 Biplane at Sywell Airfield

World War 1

The World’s first independent Air Force was born in battle, created for a single purpose – to defend the skies over Britain. From the biplanes of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service to the fast jets of today’s Royal Air Force, the bond of man and machine in service in the skies has not changed. As technology moves on we look to the future, but the mission remains the same – defence of the UK and her Allies.
In memory of those who flew and fought before us. Per Ardua Ad Astra. #WW1RAF

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