The Royal Air Force formed on 1 April 1918, during World War I. Initially created by merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, its early years were marked by pivotal moments like the Battle of Britain.

Post-war, the RAF underwent significant technological advancements and operational transformations. Throughout its history the RAF has played a crucial role in various conflicts and humanitarian operations and continues to defend the skies of Britain.

Air Historical Branch

Air Historical Branch is a group of specialist historians and researchers. They provide Air Staff, the wider RAF and MOD, and other government departments with RAF related historical support on operational and other matters.

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St Clements Danes Church

St Clement Danes Church is the Central Church of the Royal Air Force and a memorial church to those who have lost their lives whilst serving in the RAF. The church contains many RAF items and serves as an important place of commemoration and reflection.

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The RAF Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum shares the story of the Royal Air Force, past, present and future. The fun and educational collections and exhibits make for an entertaining day out.

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