The RAF will be 100 years old on 1 April 2018. The RAF100 Centenary Timeline shows some key events from our history.
The Timeline is a work in progress – we’ll be adding lots more historic events on the run-up to our Centenary. Click here to take a look.
Hurricane Mk1, RAF serial R4118, squadron code UP-W, UK civil registration G-HUPW, at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire, England. The aircraft was delivered new to 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron in August 1940. It flew 49 combat sorties from Croydon, England, destroying 3 enemy aircraft and damaging 2 others.