YAM RAF 100 Quiz – Answers
If you’ve visited the Museum this summer and enjoyed our RAF 100 quiz, here are the answers to the quiz. All the facts were there to be found at the Museum.
How good was your detective work? Find out below.
1. When was the Royal Air Force formed?
1st April 1918
2. From which organisations was it formed?
Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval air Service
3. Who was the founder and first Chief of the Air Staff?
1st Viscount Lord Hugh Trenchard
4. What does the phrase “Per Ardua ad Astra” mean?
Through Adversity to the Stars
5. Which other Branches of the RAF were formed at the same time?
Women’s Royal Air Force and Royal Air Force Police
6. What is a “Trenchard Brat”?
Someone who has undergone an RAF Apprenticeship
7. The Museum has 3 examples of RAF WWI aircraft. What are they?
AVRO 504 K, Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c and Royal Aircraft Factory
8. What was the role of the RAF after WWI before the outbreak of WWII?
Policing the Empire
9. Name three RAF operational Commands during WWII?
Fighter Command, Bomber Command and Transport Command.
There are others!
10. Which British aircraft company had aircraft of their designs continually in service with the RAF from WWI to 2006? Handley Page Ltd
11. Name the examples of this manufacturers aircraft to be found at the Museum?
Halifax, Herald (cockpit) and Victor
12. The Women’s Royal Air Force was disbanded after WWI. Which organisation kept women within the RAF until the outbreak of WWII? Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service
13. What was the WWII women’s branch of the RAF?
Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF)
14. What is the military arm of the RAF and when and where was it formed?
RAF Regiment. Filey 1st February 1942
15. What is seen as the RAF’s “Finest Hour”?
The Battle of Britain
16. Which Fighter Squadron was the first to claim 100 enemy aircraft destroyed during this epic period?
609 (West Riding) Auxiliary Squadron
17. Where and when was it formed?
Yeadon (Leeds) 10th February 1936
18. Which British fighter aircraft actually contributed most to the
outcome of this battle? Hawker Hurricane
19. Sir Barnes Wallis designed 4 ‘super bombs’ used by the RAF in
WWII. What were their names?
“Tallboy”& “Grand Slam” earthquake bombs and “Upkeep” & “Highball”
20. What was the RAF and Britain’s first jet powered aircraft?
21. Who designed Britain’s first jet engine?
Frank Whittle (later Sir Frank)
22. What was the period between 1947 and 1990 known as?
The Cold War.
23. Which three aircraft were designed to carry Britain’s first airborne nuclear deterrent? Vickers Valiant, AVRO Vulcan and Handley Page Victor
24. Together, they were known as the: V-Force
25. What was the fighter / interceptor designed to protect the nuclear
force airfields? English Electric Lightning
26. Which aircraft, designed to search for enemy submarines and
undertake sophisticated surveillance operations, takes its name from a Biblical character known as the “Mighty Hunter”?
27. How many Victor K2 Tankers were needed to refuel one Vulcan bomber to bomb Port Stanley airfield during the Falklands War? 16
28. During the Gulf War, a Yorkshire designed aircraft served with the RAF. What was it? Blackburn (Hawker Siddeley) Buccaneer
29. The Museum displays an example of a current RAF frontline aircraft. What is it? PANAVIA Tornado GR4
30. What is the youth organisation of the RAF?
Air Training Corps