The RAF100 Baton Relay will take the campaign to communities in every region of the UK, carried by 20 RAF sports associations, serving RAF personnel, reservists, RAF Air Cadets and veterans.
Cllr Jack said he was delighted to welcome the RAF100 Baton to Beverley, he said;
“It was a great privilege to have the RAF100 Baton pass through Beverley. As a town we have always had close links with the armed services and the RAF.”
“This is a very big year for the RAF who are celebrating 100 years since they were first formed. In those year’s many men and women from Beverley have, and continue to serve in their ranks.”
“On behalf of all residents in Beverley I would like to wish the RAF every success with remainder of the RAF100 Baton Relay and thank those serving with them keeping us all safe.”
RAF100 is a national campaign that was launched by the RAF to mark its 100th year. The Baton arrived in Beverley after it was transferred to DST by personnel from RAF Leeming.
Throughout the nation events and activities have been staged to mark this special occasion of the RAF who have in the past 100 years been involved in many operations.
Some of their most well known missions the RAF have undertaken include ‘Operation Chastise’ – the Dambuster Raid and ‘Operation Black Buck’ – the long range bombing mission in the Falklands War.
The RAF are also recognised throughout the world as they fly the flag for British engineering with their very popular Aerobatic display team, the Red Arrows.
After visiting Beverley the Airmen and women continued on their route to the Humber Bridge where they handed over the baton to personnel from RAF Scampton.
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