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100 years of the RAF
On 1 April 2018, the Royal Air Force celebrated its 100th birthday.
To mark this occasion, we reflected on our history and our achievements. We also celebrated the work we are currently doing and looked forward to the next 100 years.
Revisit some of the highlights from our year of celebration.
Former and serving personnel gathered to launch RAF100
A series of spectacular events in London
A celebration of the WRAF and WAAF
100 students took part in a five-day science and engineering course
'Red 10' wows the crowds at the Big Bang
The role it played in World War II
The important role the RAF played in protecting Britain from invasion
How the RAF's high-speed interceptor came to protect the skies
The history of RAF display teams
The centenary was marked by months of special events and activities across the UK and overseas, including the Centenary Baton Relay visiting 100 sites associated with the RAF in 100 days.
The RAF100 Aircraft Tour gave members of the public a chance to get up close to RAF aircraft and technology in Cardiff, London, Newcastle (Northern Ireland), Birmingham, Glasgow, and Manchester.
The centrepiece celebration was a centenary service in Westminster Abbey, followed by a parade on The Mall and a spectacular flypast of 103 aircraft over Buckingham Palace watched by tens of thousands of people.
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