The past decade has witnessed a dramatic shift in the focus of Britain's military air power; gone is the threat posed from the Warsaw Pact, to be replaced by peace keeping and peace Implementation roles in a number of theatres throughout the world. The past 12 months have been a period of change for the RAF and, more generally, for Britain's military aviation. Significant commitments remain, most notably in the South Atlantic and in the on-going war against terrorism and in particular the demands of the enhanced British commitment in Afghanistan. The role of air power in the continuing conflict in Iraq remains crucial, both in terms of logistics and in providing air support for British forces on the ground. This annual edition covers all the latest developments that have affected military aviation throughout the world and will appeal to all aviation enthusiasts who need the most up-to-date information available.