Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force is the United Kingdom's air and space force. It was formed towards the end of the First World War on 1 April 1918, becoming the... Wikipedia

  • Founded:  April 01, 1918
  • Type:  Air force
  • Role:  Aerial warfare
  • Size:  33,200 active personnel, 1,940 Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 3,300 reserve personnel
  • Part of:  British Armed Forces
  • Air Staff Offices:  Whitehall, London
  • Motto(s):  "Per Ardua ad Astra" no (language?), (Through Adversity to the Stars)
  • March:  Quick: Royal Air Force March Past, Slow: Saeculum
  • Commander-in-Chief:  King Charles III
  • Chief of the Air Staff:  Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston
  • Warrant Officer of the Royal Air Force:  Warrant Officer Jake Alpert
  • Notable, commanders:  Lord Trenchard, Lord Portal
  • Attack:  General Atomics MQ-9A Reaper
  • Fighter:  Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning
  • Multirole helicopter:  Bell Griffin HAR2, Boeing Chinook HC4/5/6/6A, Leonardo AW109SP GrandNew, Westland Puma HC2
  • Trainer helicopter:  Airbus Helicopters Juno HT1, Airbus Helicopters Jupiter HT1
  • Reconnaissance:  Boeing P-8 Poseidon MRA1, Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint, General Atomics MQ-9A Reaper, Hawker Beechcraft Shadow R1/R1A
  • Trainer:  BAE Hawk T1/T2, Beechcraft Texan T1, Embraer Phenom T1, Eurofighter Typhoon T3, Grob Viking T1, Grob Prefect T1, Grob Tutor T1
  • Transport:  Airbus Voyager KC2/KC3, Airbus A400M Atlas C1, Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, Lockheed Martin Hercules C4/C5
  • Tanker:  Airbus Voyager KC2/KC3
  • Data Source:  DuckDuckGo