As part of the ongoing celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the RAF, 189 cadets from around the region came together at Biggin Hill Airport – the site of the former airbase RAF Biggin Hill. The special event marked the next stage of the RAF100 Baton Relay, which has seen a specially designed commemorative baton travel to 100 sites associated with the RAF. Two RAF veterans, including a D-Day fighter pilot, arrived at the airport on a BAe 146, bringing the baton with them from RAF Northolt.

The cadets formed a guard of honour to welcome the plane, and greet the veterans. They also performed an extra special duty, forming up to spell out a giant “RAF 100” – visible from the air! The cadets enjoyed meeting the veterans, as well as serving members of the RAF, and CWO Billie James from 241 (Wanstead and Woodford) collected the baton for the next stage of its journey.