2018 - celebrating 100 years since the formation of the RAF. Photography by Steve Crampton.

A century of RAF aircraft

On April 1st 1918, the Royal Air Force was formed. To commemorate the centenary of the world's oldest independent air force, many events were held throughout the UK in 2018. In this gallery we celebrate the first 100 years of the Royal Air Force with a selection of aircraft images of the types used by the RAF over those 100 years.

Avro 504k
Sopwith Snipe
Bristol M.1c
Sopwith 1½ Strutter
Airco (De Havilland) DH.9
Vickers Vimy
Sopwith Camel
RAF B.E.2e
Bristol F.2b
Hawker Tomtit
Avro Tutor
Hawker Fury
Hawker Demon
Hawker Hind
De Havilland Tiger Moth
Avro Anson
Miles Magister
Gloster Gladiator
Bristol Blenheim
Hawker Hurricane
Westland Lysander
Airspeed Oxford
De Havilland Dominie
De Havilland Hornet Moth
Supermarine Spitfire
Short Sunderland
Vickers Wellington
Consolidated Catalina
Boulton Paul Defiant
North American Harvard
Handley Page Halifax
Consolidated Liberator
De Havilland Mosquito
Auster AOP.6
Douglas Dakota
Avro Lancaster
North American Mitchell
North American Mustang
Miles Messenger
Avro York
Gloster Meteor
Avro Lincoln
De Havilland Vampire
Percival Prentice
De Havilland Devon
Handley Page Hastings
De Havilland Chipmunk
English Electric Canberra
Avro Shackleton
Vickers Varsity
Bristol Sycamore
De Havilland Venom
Percival Pembroke
Scottish Aviation Pioneer
Percival Provost
Hawker Hunter
Blackburn Beverley
Jet Provost
Vickers Valiant
Westland Whirlwind
Gloster Javelin
Handley Page Victor
Avro Vulcan
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer
Bristol Brittania
English Electric Lightning
Armstrong Whitworth Argosy
Foland Gnat
Westland Wessex
Hawker Siddeley Andover
Hawker Siddeley Dominie
Short Belfast
Vickers VC.10
Lockheed Hercules
Blackburn Buccaneer
Hawker Siddeley Harrier
Hawker Siddeley (BAe) Nimrod
McDonnell Douglas Phantom
Westland Aerospatiale Puma
Scottish Aviation Bulldog
Westland Aerospatiale Gazelle
Scottish Aviation Jetstream
Sepecat Jaguar
BAe Hawk
Westland Sea King
Panavia Tornado
Boeing-Vertol Chinook
Beechcraft King Air 2000
Lockheed Tristar
BAe 146
Shorts Tucano
Boeing E-3D Sentry
Grob Prefect
Airbus A135 Juno
Airbus A145 Jupiter
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Eurofighter Typhoon
Raytheon Sentinel R.1
Airbus A330 Voyager
Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint (Airseeker)
Airbus A400M Atlas
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II


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