Purpose

DECORATION.

The Royal Air Force’s role, in conjunction with the Defence organisations, is to deliver the UK Defence Vision:

  • Defend the UK and its interests.
  • Strengthen international peace and stability.
  • Be a force for good in the world.

We achieve this aim by working together on our core task to produce battle-winning people and equipment. The Royal Air Force will build upon the successes of our past and on the characteristics that make air power essential across the full spectrum of operations in order to contribute to the Defence Vision. Our people lie at the heart of this capability. We rely upon their professionalism, dedication and courage. We must train them well and enable them to leverage the potential of technology to achieve our vision of:

'An agile, adaptable and capable Air Force that, person for person, is second to none, and that makes a decisive air power contribution in support of the UK Defence Mission.’

Chief of the Air Staff

DECORATION.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy, Chief of the Air Staff

Chief of the Air Staff

Strategy

Front of a Cockpit

What are the Guiding Principles within the Royal Air Force

Strategy

Development Plan

Memorial opposite Ministry of Defence

The Development Plan in the Royal Air Force

Development Plan

The role of Air Power

DECORATION.

The meaning of Air Power within the Royal Air Force

What is Air Power