The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the British Armed Forces. Formed on 1 April 1918, it is the oldest independent air force in the world. It came about toward the end of the Great War by merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. After the war, the RAF was greatly reduced in size and used to "police" the British Empire.
It is in the middle of an expansion which has included the adoption in service of new modern fighters and long range bombers in accordance with its 'strategic bombing' doctrine. The RAF has three main Commands: Fighter, Bomber and Coastal. It has Air Stations all around the globe and cooperates with the air services of its Dominions and Colonies giving it an amazing global presence. Though its strength it primarily based in England.
Supermarine Spitfire - inline engine monoplane interceptor
Hawker Hurricane - inline engine monoplane fighter