Britain's Royal Air Force marks centenary with national day of celebrations

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-07-11 09:13
Members of the Red Arrows Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team fly over London, heading for Buckingham Palace, to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London, Britain July 10, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

Over 1,000 RAF servicemen and women performed a ceremonial parade on The Mall in central London, along with almost 300 personnel lining the route, including people from a variety of roles and RAF stations, representing the full diversity of the current Air Force.

Queen Elizabeth II honored the RAF with the presentation of a new Queen's Colour at a ceremony on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

At 1:00 pm members of the Royal Family invited guests and members of the public witnessed a flypast of 100 aircraft over Buckingham Palace, representing the RAF' s history, its continued operational role in securing British skies, and the future of air power.

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