Timeline of the Royal Air Force

1900–1918: The origins of the Royal Air Force[]

1918–1939: The inter-war years and policing the Empire[]

1939–1945: World War II[]

1945–1990: The Cold War years[]

1990–present: Expionary operations[]

Tail of Tornado GR4 ZG750, marking 25 years of Tornado GR operations, at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow.

See also[]


  1. ^ "Ministry of Defence | Fact Sheets | Operations Factsheets | Operations in Afghanistan: Background Briefing 1". 26 October 2009. Archived from the original on 26 October 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2016.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ Hansard, 14/12/04

Royal Air Force website timeline