|The Royal Air Force was formed on the 1st of April 1918 by combining the Royal Naval Air Service with the Royal Flying Corps.
The Women's service the WRAF was formed at the same time.
Unlike their sisters in the WAACand the WRNS the newly formed WRAF was utilised for home service but no WRAF women were sent abroad.
They were disbanded after the armistice and reformed as the WAAF for the second world war. Losing their "Royal" status.