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Encyclopedia > Royal Auxiliary Air Force
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The Royal Auxiliary Air Force (RAuxAF) is the volunteer reserve part of the Royal Air Force. It consists of volunteers who give up some of their weekends to train at one of a number of Squadrons around the United Kingdom Image File history File links Ensign_of_the_Royal_Air_Force. ... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The Royal Air Force Regiment is a specialist corps within the Royal Air Force, responsible for capturing and defending airfields and associated installations. ... See the History section on the Royal Air Force page. ... // 1900-1918 1901 29 October - The Aero Club of Great Britain is established. ... Many aircraft types have served in the Royal Air Force since it was formed in 1918 by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. ... The Royal Air Forces Strike Command is the military organization which controls the majority of the United Kingdoms combat aircraft. ... Number 1 Group of the Royal Air Force is one of the three groups in RAF Strike Command. ... Number 2 Group of the Royal Air Force is one of the three groups in RAF Strike Command. ... The Joint Force Air Component Headquarters is the United Kindgdoms deployable air Command and Control Unit. ... Personnel and Training Command is one of two operational commands of the Royal Air Force along with Strike Command. ... The Training Group of the Royal Air Force is the group that controls the stations of Personnel and Training Command. ... This is a list of Royal Air Force stations in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. ... // Origins Lieutenant-General David Henderson originally proposed that Royal Air Force officers use a combination of British Army and Royal Navy ranks. ... The term used in the Royal Air Force to refer to all ranks below commissioned officer level is Other Ranks (ORs). ... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ...


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