RAF Centenary marked with service in Ely

PUBLISHED: 15:45 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:21 26 March 2018

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary's. Picture: Mike Rouse

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A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary's.

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

Dozens of people turned out in the sunshine yesterday to mark the milestone.

The Royal Air Forces Association Ely Branch welcomed the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Col Colin Elsden, the High Sheriff, Dr A Harter, CBE and the Mayor and Mayoress.

They were joined by Royal British Legion Standard bearers, the air cadets, army cadets, the army cadets corps of drums and guides and brownies and guests from RAF Lakenheath.

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

Duxford has also announced its 2018 air show season dates which include a commemoration of the RAF Centenary.

At Duxford Air Festival, over May Bank Holiday weekend, confirmed aircraft include the Tiger Nine formation team of nine 1930s Tiger Moth biplanes and the AeroSuperBatics WingWalkers, the world’s only aerobatic formation wing-walking team.

Then on July 14 and 15 the Flying Legends Air Show will take place, organised and produced by The Fighter Collection.

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

A service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike RouseA service to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was held at Ely St Mary’s. Picture: Mike Rouse

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