The table below provides a breakdown of the Royal Air Force Police (RAFP) structure including number of posts and locations where units are based in the UK. Unit Number of Posts Locations Counter Intelligence and Security Squdron 86 RAF Honington, RAF Cranwell, and RAF Halton Specialist Investigations Branch 60 RAF Cranwell, RAF Halton, and RAF… Read More
1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the Royal Air Force’s Chinook Display Team. 2.0 What is the Purpose of the RAF Chinook Display Team? The Royal Air Force (RAF) Chinook Display Team (CDT) displays (almost) every year throughout the season at a number of national air shows using commentary and air movements to… Read More
Why Rejoin? While many people leave the Royal Air Force (RAF) for many different reasons, all are welcome to apply to rejoin. Whether an applicant wants to put the skills they have already learnt in the RAF back to use or want to rejoin in a completely different role, there may be a position open… Read More
Research Paper Title 100 years of the Royal Air Force’s contribution to medicine: providing care in the air and delivering care by air. Abstract The Royal Air Force (RAF) came into being during World War I as the world’s first independent air force on the 1 April 1918, amalgamating elements of the Royal Flying Corps… Read More
In February 2019, the Royal Air Force (RAF) announced it had appointed an engineer to become it first ever female Air Marshal, a three-star Commander (OF-8). Sue Gray has become the most senior female military officer in the British Armed Forces, taking up the role of Director General of the Defence Safety Authority (DSA). In… Read More
Within the Royal Air Force (RAF), warrant officers and master air crew commissioned under the Commissioned Warrant Officer (CWO) Scheme do not attend full officer training and are appointed in the rank of flight lieutenant with no additional seniority. All other serving personnel are appointed in the rank of flying officer with additional seniority determined… Read More
Attached is a pdf outlining the total number of personnel within the Royal Air Force (RAF) between 1918 and 2018. The total number of RAF personnel peeked in 1944 at just under 1.2 million. In 2018, the number of RAF personnel was roughly the same as in 1920. Reference FOI 2018/04338 dated 27 March 2018.