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RAF, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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RAF, thethe RAFRAF, the /ˌɑːr eɪ ˈef, ræf/  PMP (the Royal Air Force) the British air force
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RAF, theAnd then the RAF dropped him a new set, and he tried again.He was released from the RAF on the understanding that he joined Vickers-Armstrong as a test pilot on V bombers.His father was an RAF pilot, so it seemed natural to follow in his footsteps.Observers will be strategically placed to count the number of rookie RAF officers who fall over.The RAF is suffering a severe loss of personnel, with 30 % more leaving than are being recruited.The Government has agreed not to oppose an independent investigation by the House of Lords into the RAF s worst peacetime disaster.The Ministry of Defence has already made a commitment to buy 25 of the aircraft for the RAF.
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