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    stathem's Avatar Senior Member
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    No threads wishing the RAF a happy 90th birthday yet?

    Well here's one

    No time to find any decent links and videos being at work, so I thought I'd leave it up to you lot to find some.

    Happy Birthday RAF! Keep up the good work.

    Here's to 100.
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    No threads wishing the RAF a happy 90th birthday yet?

    Well here's one

    No time to find any decent links and videos being at work, so I thought I'd leave it up to you lot to find some.

    Happy Birthday RAF! Keep up the good work.

    Here's to 100.
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    Happy Birthday, RAF!
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    Wasn't the RAF formed after WW1? WW1 being the RFC obviously.

    Years of AAFC has taught me plenty of RAAF history though Founded on the 31st of March 1921 as the Australian Air Force, and received the Royal prefix in August 1921.
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    RAF came into existence on 1 April 1918 by combining the RFC and RNAS in a single air service---much to the misfortune of fleet air power---some civil servant had a real sense of "humour."

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    Just realised - somehow I managed to get 2008-90 = 1915
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    I am smile!! Happy Birthday RAF!!
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
    Just realised - somehow I managed to get 2008-90 = 1915 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Looks like your mathematical skills are about as good as mine!
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    Hi all,

    The Royal Air Force was created on April 1st 1918 about 6 months before the end of WW1.It became independent from the British Army and Royal Navy.

    Their title had been the Royal Flying Corps.

    The 'death rate' of Royal Flying Corps aircrew was far higher than soldiers in the front line.

    But that's another story...

    Happy Birthday RAF

    Best Regards,
    MB_Avro.
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    Happy birthday R.A.F. Ninety years old and still as bold .
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