Air Services

United Kingdom

ROYAL AIR FORCE

Founded 1st April 1918 following the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.

COMBAT

TYPHOON FGR4

ZK315 @ RIAT 2016

ZK306 @ Danish Airshow 2018, Aalborg

TORNADO GR4

ZG750 @ RIAT 2017

ZA492 @ Waddington Airshow 2013

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II

ZM137 @ RIAT 2016

SPECIAL TASK

Boeing E3-D SENTRY AEW1

ZH102 @ Waddington Airshow 2012

ZH104 @ Waddington Airshow 2013

Raytheon SENTINEL R1/Astor (ISTAR)

ZJ693 @ Waddington Airshow 2012

ZJ692 @ Waddington Airshow 2013

Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint / Airseeker (SIGINT)

ZZ664 @ Waddington Airshow 2014

ZZ664 @ Waddington Airshow 2014

also

Beechcraft Shadow R1

TANKER

Airbus Voyager

ZZ341 @ RIAT 2015

TRANSPORT

Airbus A400 ATLAS

ZM402 @ RIAT 2015

ZM402 @ RIAT 2015

Boeing C‑17A Globemaster III

ZZ175 @ RIAT 2012

ZZ175 @ RIAT 2012

British Aerospace BAe 146 CC2

ZE701 @ Waddington 2012

ZE701 @ RIAT 2013

Lockheed C‑130J Hercules

ZH877 @ RIAT 2012

ZH883 @ Cosford Airshow 2013

TRAINERS

Beechcraft King Air

ZK456/P @ Koksijde 2011

ZK456/P @ Koksijde 2011

British Aerospace Hawk T1

XX339 @ TLP 2013, Albacete

XX285 @ TLP 2013, Albacete

British Aerospace Hawk T2

ZK027 @ RIAT 2016

ZK028 @ RIAT 2015

Embraer Phenom 100

ZM337 @ RIAT 2018

ZM337 @ RIAT 2018

Grob Prefect T1

ZM306 @ Yeovilton International Airday 2018

ZM304 @ RIAT 2018

Grob Tutor T1

G-BYXN @ Southend Airshow 2012

G-BYXE @ RIAT 2015

Grob Viking TX1

ZE-636 @ RIAT 2015

ZE-636 @ RIAT 2018

Grob Vigilant T1

ZH207 @ Abingdon Airshow 2014

ZH207 @ Abingdon Airshow 2014

Short Tucano T1

ZF264 @ RIAT 2013

ZF239 @ RIAT 2013

HELICOPTERS

Boeing Chinook

ZA714 @ Waddington 2012

ZA874 @ Cosford Airshow 2013

Westland Puma HC2

XW214 @ RIAT 2015

XW214 @ RIAT 2015

also

Bell Griffin HAR2 (SAR) - Based @ RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus

DEMONSTRATION TEAM


The RED ARROWS

1965 to present

9 x BAe Hawks

Base: RAF Scampton

RECENTLY RETIRED

Vickers VC10

1966 - 2013

Lockheed TriStar

1984 - 2013

Lockheed Hercules C130/K

1966 - 2013

Westland Sea King

1977 - 2015

AgustaWestland Merlin HC3

2001 to 2015 (transferred to Royal Navy)