The Royal Air Force, abbreviated RAF, is a branch of the British Armed Forces. The RAF supported Allied soldiers throughout the Western European, Pacific and North African fronts of the Second World War, and playing an integral part in the defense of Britain itself in what has been referred to as the Battle of Britain.
Formed in 1918, it is the world's oldest independent air force.
While only appearing on Battle of Britain against the Luftwaffe. They appear (although unheard of) in maps where the British have aircraft such as El Alamein. Their main aircraft of choice are the Supermarine Spitfire and B-17 Flying Fortress.
A precursor to the RAF, the Royal Flying Corps, operated as the air arm of the British Army during World War I. The venerable Sopwith Camel was among the first airplanes used by the British Army, initially as a fighter then as a ground attack craft.
Following the war, the RFC merged with the Royal Naval Air Service to form the RAF, adopting a new roundel.