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Question 1: Following the introduction of Polaris in 1968 the RAF's strategic nuclear role was reduced to a tactical one, using the ________ gravity bombs.
Royal Air Force GermanyRoyal Air ForceRAF IntelligenceWE.177

Question 2: After the war the RAF was greatly reduced in size and during the inter-war years it was used to "police" the ________.
Informal EmpireBarbadosBritish EmpireNauru

Question 3: The Suez Crisis in 1956 saw a large RAF role, with aircraft operating from RAF Akrotiri and RAF Nicosia on ________ and RAF Luqa and RAF Hal Far on Malta as part of Operation Musketeer.
MaldivesTurkeyPhilippinesCyprus

Question 4: Currently, as part of ________, Merlin, Puma and Chinook helicopters operate from Basrah, protected by the RAF Regiment, forming 903 Expeditionary Air Wing.
Operation Iron Hammer (Iraq 2003)Operation Bayonet LightningOperation Red DawnOperation Telic

Question 5: The RAF also saw service in ________ in 1928, when following the outbreak of civil war, the British Legation and some European diplomatic staff based in Kabul were cut off.
Central Intelligence AgencyNATOAfghanistanNon-Aligned Movement

Question 6: ________, To Shatter the Sky: Bomber Airfield at War (ISBN 978-0850596786)
Bruce Barrymore HalpennyBruce Barrymore Halpenny bibliographyGhost StationsEngland

Question 7: It marked an important turning point in the RAF's history as it was the first time the service had used ________ in significant amounts.
AGM-65 MaverickPrecision-guided munitionJoint Direct Attack MunitionGeneral Dynamics F-111

Question 8: Since late 2004, as part of Operation Herrick, RAF Harriers have been based at Kandahar Airfield in ________, operating in the close air support role against the Taliban.
Central Intelligence AgencyNon-Aligned MovementNATOAfghanistan

Question 9: The decision to merge the two units and create an independent air force was a response to the events of ________, the first war in which air power made a significant impact.
World War IWestern Front (World War I)Armenian GenocideCaucasus Campaign

Question 10: In June 1948 the RAF commenced Operation Firedog against Malayan terrorists during the ________.
Communist Insurgency WarMalayan EmergencyMalaysiaNorth Borneo







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