The Royal Air Force (RAF) is something that lots of people feel a deep sense of pride in. It has served the country for many years and played an important role in promoting its interests. It’s no surprise then that large numbers of enthusiasts visit the Royal Air Force Museum.

In conjunction with other defence organisations, the RAF delivers the UK’s defence vision. In other words, it helps to defend Britain and its interests and to strengthen international peace and stability. More generally, it aims to be a force for good in the world.

It achieves this by producing people and equipment capable of winning battles. Meanwhile, the RAF relies on the professionalism, dedication and courage of its people. This is why it puts such emphasis on effective and thorough training.

The RAF uses personnel and technology to realise its vision of 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”.
To function effectively in the modern world, it must be able to respond quickly and effectively to new threats and challenges and to prevent escalation in dangerous situations by projecting air power and, where necessary, countering force with superior might and skill.

The RAF notes that air power has three main characteristics that help to make it so important. It is fast, high and thus less vulnerable to enemy fire than land and sea forces, and boasts considerable reach.

Those who want to show their support for the Air Force can visit the RAF gift shop and purchase a range of items, from clothes to models, books and photos.