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English definition of “the RAF”

the RAF

noun [+ sing/pl verb] uk   /ˌɑː.reɪˈef/ us    /ˌɑːr.eɪ-/ /ræf/
abbreviation for the Royal Air Force: the air force of the UK: He was in the RAF for 30 years.
See also
The Air Force
(Definition of the RAF from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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