1st April 2008 marks the anniversary of the creation of the Royal Air Force in 1918.
To commemorate this iconic and pivotal air force we've compiled some goodies both modern and historic:
Video: Chinook flight London commemorates RAF anniversary
"BN" is celebrating more than 25 years of service to the Crown in most of the military campaigns involving the RAF in the last quarter century. The twin-rotor helicopter has recently undergone an extensive service. She was the sole survivor of six Chinooks that were sent to the South Atlantic at the start of the Falklands Conflict in 1982. She was in the air when the container ship Atlantic Conveyor, with the other five on board, was sunk off the Falklands by an Argentine missile.