from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. Royal Air Force
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- Royal Air Force
- Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Faction)
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This extra capability can already be seen in Afghanistan, where the RAF is using a robot surveillance plane called Reaper to hunt down Taleban forces.
Not to compare them facilely, the RAF is still a very raw theme there, so the comparison is probably more to something like how Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" was to US audiences.
Living in Germany from 1992-2000 and now again for the last year, I can confirm that the RAF is still often viewed as a "cool" thing to identify with, because it is anti-establishment.
(The RAF is very much a smaller organisation than the police, and purely from the aircraft type I would have been discussing it would have been very easy to identify me) Hands up, it’s a fair cop on that one.
Two of the 24 types they have identified involve the same gene, known as RAF, that drives malignant melanoma, according to a report in the journal Nature Medicine this month.
A coincidence It ' s d é j à vu time in Germany, where terror alerts last month managed to recall the RAF rampages of the 1970s and the sudden confusion of the fall of 2001.
"The reason, tempting as it must seem to be 'clever', why we 'need' the RAF is the same reason we 'need' regiments,"
The reason, tempting as it must seem to be 'clever', why we 'need' the RAF is the same reason we 'need' regiments, or Ships 'names passed down generation unto generation: * Tradition* with a capital T.
In her written judgment, Traverso said the RAF was a public body mandated by the Constitution to maintain a high ethical standard and foster transparency by providing timely and accurate information.
Twenty-four months compulsory service in the RAF was a doddle after his three years at Denstone.
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