On July 10, 2018 the United Kingdom celebrated 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF) with a parade in London and 100 planes flying overhead. Instead of candles, that’s a plane for every year. From the pictures I saw online, it looked like a show-stopping celebration.
The Royal Air Force was formed on April 1, 1918 with the merging of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. The Woman’s Royal Air Force was also formed at this time.
Here are a couple of photos of the Royal Air Force in World War II which I’ve collected for research for my World War II novel I’m working on writing. More photos are on my WWII- Royal Air Force board on myPinterest page, KathrynHughes-author.
Thank you to all the Allied forces who kept us free then as well as now.
For more information of the RAF, see their web site at https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/
“Thousands gathered in London’s Green Park to finally and formally acknowledge the debt to the 55,573 men of Bomber Command who never came home.RAF Bomber Command’s role during World War Two was to defend the UK and bomb the enemy’s airbases, shipping, troops, communications and other industries connected to the German war effort.”
Published June 27, 2012 –Written by Robert Hardman for the Daily Mail
Members of the Women’s Royal Air Force (WAAF) newly arrived at the WAAF Demobilisation Centre at RAF Wythall check in their baggage before proceeding with the demobilisation process. http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205196984