Photos Of The RAF 100 Celebrations

Esequiel Farfan
Julio 10, 2018

(Picture: "PA) 'I remember the Battle of Britain being fought in the skies above us and we shall never forget the courage and sacrifice of that time" (Picture: "REX) Some of the veterans were due to attend the celebrations on Tuesday, including Wing Commander Paul Farnes, who flew in the Battle of Britain, and Air Commodore Charles Clarke who was shot down over Germany during the war.

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Up to 100 aircraft took part in a flypast over London to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force. In their biggest formation, 22 Typhoon jets spelled out the number 100.

Following the service, along Charles, the Queen will then presented a new Queen's Colour to the RAF outside Buckingham Palace before making a brief speech.

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Drawing the spectacle to a close were the Red Arrows, who in traditional aerobatic style, streamed red, white and blue smoke down the length of the Mall.

He said: "It is a great opportunity to look back and really celebrate our past, but to look forward is a really important thing for us as we look to the next 100 years".

They are now permanently based at RAF Marham in Norfolk, with another five of the jets expected to arrive in the United Kingdom by the end of July to the beginning of August.

This will take place on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace to mark the RAF's centenary.

Earlier the royals attended a service at Westminster Abbey along with dignitaries including Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson.

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