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21 Jun 06.The Royal Air Force Handbook. The Definitive MoD Guide/Ministry of Defence The approved MoD guide to the Royal Air Force of today and tomorrow. Includes details and specifications for every aircraft and weapon in service or planned to come into service. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Dr John Reid MP and an introduction by Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup. The RAF’s vision is to provide an agile and adaptable air force that is able to provide a winning air power contribution to joint operations in support of the UK’s Defence Mission.This handbook represents the only official definitive guide to the structure of the Royal Air Force of today and the future. This complete work of reference has been drawn from many sources in the Ministry of Defence, including RAF units and squadrons and Strike Command, Personnel & Training Command and Joint Helicopter Command Headquarters staffs. From the front-line fast-jet forces, tankers, transport and helicopter forces to the training squadrons, Search-And-Rescue squadrons, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and the RAF Regiment and reserve forces, every aircraft and weapon system is included with a brief background, full specifications and a colour illustration. With the Ministry of Defence being one of the largest and most progressive organisations in the Country, this is the essential handbook for all those with an interest in aviation or looking to develop a career in the Royal Air Force. 1857533844 s Hardback s R.R.P. £14.99 June 2006/Conway

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