RAF - translation to English
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RAF - translation to English

British Air Force; British Royal Air Force; The Royal Air Force; Royal airforce; RAF stations; Station commander; Royal air force; Royal Air force; Royal air Force; Junior Service; RAF Station; RAF; R.A.F.; RAF Base; RAF station; UK Royal Air Force; Royal Air Force Station; Royal Air Force XI; R. A. F.; Air Force of the United Kingdom; Air Force of Akrotiri and Dhekelia; British airforce; RAF base; U.K. Air Force; United Kingdom Air Force; British air force; Retired Officer of The Royal Air Force; Serving Officer of The Royal Air Force; Retired Officer of the Royal Air Force; Serving Officer of the Royal Air Force; British Aerospace Forces
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R.A.F., Royal Air Force, aviation branch of the United Kingdom's armed forces


The RAF is the air force of the United Kingdom. RAF is an abbreviation for 'Royal Air Force'.
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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) 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 first independent air force in the world, by regrouping the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). Following the Allied victory over the Central Powers in 1918, the RAF emerged as the largest air force in the world at the time. Since its formation, the RAF has taken a significant role in British military history. In particular, the RAF shined in the Second World War, establishing clear air superiority over Hermann Göring's Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain.

The RAF's mission is to support the objectives of the British Ministry of Defence (MOD), which are to "provide the capabilities needed to ensure the security and defence of the United Kingdom and overseas territories, including against terrorism; to support the Government's foreign policy objectives particularly in promoting international peace and security". The RAF describes its mission statement as "... [to provide] an agile, adaptable and capable Air Force that, person for person, is second to none, and that makes a decisive air power contribution in support of the UK Defence Mission". The mission statement is supported by the RAF's definition of air power, which guides its strategy. Air power is defined as "the ability to project power from the air and space to influence the behaviour of people or the course of events".

Today, the Royal Air Force maintains an operational fleet of various types of aircraft, described by the RAF as being "leading-edge" in terms of technology. This largely consists of fixed-wing aircraft, including those in the following roles: fighter and strike, airborne early warning and control, intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR), signals intelligence (SIGINT), maritime patrol, air-to-air refuelling (AAR) and strategic & tactical transport. The majority of the RAF's rotary-wing aircraft form part of the tri-service Joint Helicopter Command in support of ground forces. Most of the RAF's aircraft and personnel are based in the UK, with many others serving on global operations (principally over Iraq and Syria) or at long-established overseas bases (Ascension Island, Cyprus, Gibraltar, and the Falkland Islands). Although the RAF is the principal British air power arm, the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm and the British Army's Army Air Corps also operate armed aircraft.

Pronunciation examples for RAF
1. It's Raf.
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2. inhibits RAF.
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3. that were called RAF inhibitors.
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4. to sign up, join the RAF.
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5. which is a selective inhibitor of RAF--
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Examples of use of RAF
1. Laisser–aller et nśud pap‘ Raf Simons, en deuxi';me.
2. C‘était donc l‘autre matin, chez Jil Sander, la marque d‘origine allemande désormais pilotée par Raf Simons.
3. La RAF annonce sa dissolution. © Le Temps, 2007 . Droits de reproduction et de diffusion réservés.
4. Cela donne Eastpak par Raf Simons, une collection de 18 sacs.
5. Beaucoup de marques reprennent les épaules emphatiques lancées par Raf Simons, ou les pantalons ŕ pinces.