In pictures: Key moments in RAF history
1994: Historic first

Flt Lt Jo Salter becomes the first woman combat jet pilot in the RAF, when she is posted to 617 Squadron (The Dambusters) flying the Tornado bomber.

She obtained her “combat ready” status the following December. Three years earlier, Flt Lt Julie Ann Gibson made history when she became the first female regular RAF officer to graduate as a pilot.

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