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What qualifications do I need to join the RAF
The Royal Air Force is the oldest independent air force in the world. It is the largest air force in the EU, the second largest in NATO and the fifth largest in the world. It operates over 1,000 aircraft, and employs people irrespective of their gender, race, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
If you are a school leaver there are plenty of other careers to choose from and the RAF prides itself in finding a diverse range of people to fill those roles.
To join the RAF you will need to meet the following criteria:
• You must be a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen, or have dual nationality with Britain and another country and for security reasons for some roles you must have been a UK citizen and resident since birth
How long will it take to get qualified?
As of late 2009 the RAF employed 44,300 regular employees and 2,500 volunteers.