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Commemorate, celebrate, inspire

On 1 April 2018, the Royal Air Force will be celebrating its 100th birthday. To mark this occasion, we want to reflect on our history and our achievements. We also want to celebrate the work the RAF is currently doing and look forward to the next 100 years.

The centenary itself will be marked by special events, activities and other initiatives at local, regional and national level running from April to the end of September 2018. 

Key events in 2018

OPENING CONCERT

Royal Albert Hall, London - 31 March

RAF100 BATON RELAY COMMENCES

1 April

NATIONAL AIRCRAFT TOUR

Cardiff City Hall Gardens - 16/20 May

RAF COSFORD AIRSHOW

10 June

RAF MUSEUM RE-OPENING CEREMONY

London - 21 June

NATIONAL AIRCRAFT TOUR

Horse Guards Parade, London - 6/9 July

RAF100 PARADE & FLYPAST

The Mall, London - 10 July

ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO

RAF Fairford - 13/15 July

NORTHERN IRELAND AIRSHOW

Portrush - 4/5 August

NATIONAL AIRCRAFT TOUR

Newcastle, N Ireland - 4/5 August

NATIONAL AIRCRAFT TOUR

Victoria Square, Birmingham - 25/27 August

NATIONAL AIRCRAFT TOUR

Glasgow Science Centre - 1/2 September

NATIONAL AIRCRAFT TOUR

Cathedral Gardens, Manchester - 15/16 September

BATTLE OF BRITAIN SERVICE

London - 16 September