The American Anglophile

british-history:

The Royal Air Force is Formed
1 April 1918
The Royal Air Force was founded on this day in British history, 1 April 1918. It is the world’s oldest independent air force. The RAF was formed by combining the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service and was controlled by the British Government Air Ministry which had been established three months earlier. The decision to merge the two services and create an independent air force was a response to the events of World War I, the first war in which air power made a significant impact.
(The image above is an RAF recruitment poster from 1918)

british-history:

The Royal Air Force is Formed

1 April 1918

The Royal Air Force was founded on this day in British history, 1 April 1918. It is the world’s oldest independent air force. The RAF was formed by combining the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service and was controlled by the British Government Air Ministry which had been established three months earlier. The decision to merge the two services and create an independent air force was a response to the events of World War I, the first war in which air power made a significant impact.

(The image above is an RAF recruitment poster from 1918)