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Bournemouth marks close links with RAF for centenary

Tuesday was an important and spectacular day today for the Royal Air Force. It was 100 years ago that the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged to create the RAF - the world's first independent air service.

The occasion was marked with a flypast of more than 100 aircraft over London. It included Chinook helicopters from Odiham in Hampshire, and huge transport aircraft from RAF Benson in Oxfordshire. And, as a grand finale, Typhoon jets marked out the number '100' in the sky.

Bournemouth has witnessed many spectacular flying displays over the decades. Its international airport has had a long, close and poignant relationship with the RAF. Martin Dowse reports.