IN VIDEO – 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air force celebrated

Sunday, 25th March 2018

THE 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force was celebrated yesterday and the fallen were remembered in a ceremony which took place at Wiggington Cemetary.

Saturday 24 March saw the Royal Britsih Legion, The Royal Naval Association and 1122 (Marmion) Squadron Air Training Corps gather at Wiggington Cemetary.

They were joined by the Mayor of Tamworth, Cllr John Chesworth, Christopher Pincher MP and students from Rawlett; Alfie Green, Anais Brindley and Nathan Lloyd.

A service was conducted Major Vic Van Den Bergh of St Francis’ Church, Leyfields and Tamworth Informed were there to record the event for those that could not attend.

The standard bearers at the service were:

RAF Association:   John Carroll
Fleet Air Arm:  John Carroll
Naval Club: Marcus Woollard
Merchant Navy:  Norman Price
Royal British Legion:  Sam Ellicott
1122 Sqn Air Cadets: Cpl Jack Coley and Cpl Caitlyn Kett-Davis

The Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force was founded towards the end of the first World War on 1 April 1918 by the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS).

They are the world’s first independent air force and at this moment in time, they are engaged in 13 missions on 4 Continents and in 22 Countries.

The RAF not only watches over our skies but they respond to threats, prevent conflict, deliver aid and event combat cyber threats.