On 1 April 2018, the Royal Air Force will be celebrating its 100th birthday. To mark this occasion, they want to reflect on their history and achievements. They 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 levels running from April to the end of November 2018.
The centrepiece of RAF100 will take place on 10 July, with a centenary service in Westminster Abbey, followed by a parade in The Mall and spectacular flypast over Buckingham Palace.
Key events include a Gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 31 March, information on buying tickets can be found here.
One of the many events will be the Centenary Baton Relay which will see a specially designed baton visit 100 sites associated with the RAF in 100 days. The relay will begin its journey at the Royal Courts of Justice on 1 April 2018 and will end 100 days later on 10 July on Horseguards Parade.
The RAF100 Aircraft Tour will be coming to a city near you this year. You will be able to get up close to a selection of aircraft in Cardiff, Horse Guards Parade in London, Newcastle in Northern Ireland, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester.
You can also enjoy the spectacle of airshows at RAF Cosford, Portrush in Northern Ireland and the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.