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The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom. It was formed towards the end of the First World War. 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 particular, it played a large part in the Second World War.
Where it fought its most famous campaign, 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. 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: fighter. Aircraft, airborne early warning and control. 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 operations principally over Iraq and Syria. Or at long-established overseas bases Ascension Island. Although the RAF is the principal British air power arm, the Royal Navy. Also deliver air power which is integrated into the maritime, littoral and land environments. 7,760 Royal Marines 750 Royal Marines Reserve. "Royals" "Bootnecks" "The Commandos" "Jollies".
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And also one of the five fighting arms. The marines can trace their origins back to the formation of the English Army. S "Duke of York and Albany's maritime regiment of Foot" at the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company. As a highly specialised and adaptable elite light infantry force, the Royal Marines are trained for rapid deployment worldwide and capable of dealing with a wide range of threats.The Royal Marines are organised into a light infantry brigade 3 Commando Brigade. And a number of separate units, including 47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines. And a company strength commitment to the Special Forces Support Group.
The Corps operates in all environments and climates, though particular expertise and training is spent on amphibious warfare. And its commitment to the UK's Rapid Reaction.
Throughout its history, the Royal Marines have seen action in a number of major wars often fighting beside the British Army. Including the Seven Years' War. In recent times the Corps has been largely deployed in expeditionary warfare roles such as the Falklands War. The Sierra Leone Civil War. And the War in Afghanistan.The Royal Marines have close international ties with allied marine forces, particularly the United States Marine Corps. And the Netherlands Marine Corps.
Today, the Royal Marines are an elite fighting force within the British Armed forces, having undergone many substantial changes over time.