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Smuts report - recommending the formation of the RAF

 
 
This report was written by General Jan Smuts in 1917 as a response to enemy air raids on Britain. It was instrumental in leading to the formation of the Royal Air Force, the world's first independent air force, on 1 April 1918.
 
 

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