The Royal Air Force has defended Brita+H61:V63inâ€™s skies and those of her allies since the early part of the 20th Century, following the tradition of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. The RAF fought hard to maintain its independence after the successes of the First World War however it was not until the Second World War that the RAF was able to demonstrate its true worth. The Royal Air Force Story combines rare and unseen footage with new film and expert opinion to tell the full story of the RAF. Examine how the service battled for independence, and earned its place alongside the Army and Royal Navy. A fascinating journey from the early wood, wire and canvas aircraft and also includes the aerial battles of Spitfires and Hurricanes against the fearsome Me 109s. Experience massed bomber raids over Germany and follow the RAF through more than 50 years of the jet age from the first Meteors to the low-level Tornado attacks of the Gulf War.