About us

Today's modern RAF is the UK's aerial, peacekeeping and fighting force. It's made up of impressive full-time Regulars and spare-time Reserves who come from diverse backgrounds and work side-by-side to make a difference at home and abroad. When it comes to recruitment, our focus is attracting the best personnel, and ensuring they're well taken care of during and after their service in the RAF.

"As a Royal Air Force engineer you will be responsible for finding solutions and keeping everything working. Can you help us succeed?"

Debunking misconceptions

Flt Lt Mark Daly, from the RAF's Engineering & Cyberspace Recruitment Team, tells us about the modern-day RAF.

Our role at home

Our primary role at home is to defend UK airspace. We do this through reconnaissance, intelligence gathering, surveillance, and cutting-edge technology that enables rapid responses.

Equally important is the work we do in communities across the UK and beyond. We’re actively involved in raising money for a range of charities, hosting youth leadership courses, getting our hands dirty to protect the environment, helping sea turtles threatened with extinction, and taking part in community projects. This is in addition to the world-famous aerobatics displays and ceremonial events that form an integral part of life in the RAF.

"Get paid to train, travel the world and find friends for life."

Our role abroad

We may be a fighting force that provides flexible and specialised air power, but our role abroad includes more than that.

In trouble spots around the globe, we help police the skies and support peacekeeping and reconstruction initiatives. We do this through temporary deployments overseas and permanent commitments like our base in the Falkland Islands where Eurofighter Typhoons, Sea King helicopters, a Hercules transport aircraft and RAF personnel are based to maintain stability in the region.

"The Royal Air Force gives you opportunities you won’t find in any other career. The experience you gain with us will equip you to work at the top of your field, both in the UK and overseas."

We provide humanitarian aid to victims of war.

It’s not always about our interests though. We provide humanitarian aid to victims of war and natural disasters, deliver life-saving shelters and food supplies, and even airlift people to safety.

Our RAF personnel have worked tirelessly in disaster zones like the tsunami in Indonesia and earthquake in Pakistan. Whether they’re preventing a civil war, providing relief and aid to countries that need it most or thwarting terrorist actions, being a force for good is what our work is really about.

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A Modern Force: The RAF recognises the value of a person’s ability no matter their ethnicity, social background, religion or belief, gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status/civil partnership.

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The maximum altitude of the multi-role fighter F-35B is 50,000ft with a top speed of 1.6Mach.
The Air Transport Voyager K2 has a maximum payload of 43 tonnes and a maximum range of 8,000nm.
The RAF has recently been ranked in the Top 100 Employers in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index.
Graduate intake: 75+

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