COMMEMORATING RAF 99TH ANNIVERSARY
While the British were not the first to make use of heavier-than-air military aircraft, the RAF is the world's oldest independent air force: that is, the first air force to become independent of army or navy control. During WWII RAF underwent rapid expansion prior to and during the Second World War. During the war it was responsible for the aerial defense of Great Britain, the strategic bombing campaign against Germany and tactical support to the British Army around the world. AVI-8 commemorates epic heroes and achievements of Royal Air Force which continues to make a vital contribution to the security and prosperity of the nation.