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The Stornoway Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association are to join with the Isle of Lewis air cadets in marking the centenary of the Royal Air Force this weekend.  

On 1 April 1918, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps were merged together to create something new, the world’s first independent air force, the Royal Air Force.

Since then 100 years of aviation development and progress has seen the RAF become the state of the art defence force that it is today.   

The weekend’s activities begin at 11am on Saturday when the RAF ensign will be raised in Perceval Square. The flag will remain flying until Monday.

On Saturday evening the RAF Association is holding a special meal for its members as they remember their own time in the RAF and the sacrifices made by many in the line of service.

The remembrance and celebrations continue in a church parade on Sunday at The Salvation Army citadel on Bayhead. The Salvation Army service begins at 11am on the Sunday and anyone is welcome to attend.


Events to commemorate Royal Air Force centenary

27 March 2018