Meaning of “the RAF” in the English Dictionary

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"the RAF" in British English

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the RAFnoun [ + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌɑːr.eɪˈef/ /ræf/ us /ˌɑːr.eɪˈef/ /ræf/

abbreviation for the Royal Air Force: the air force of the UK:

He was in the RAF for 30 years.
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(Definition of “the RAF” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)