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
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.