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RAF flypast marks Number 99 Squadron's centenary

A flypast was held to mark the centenary

Veterans and serving members of 99 Squadron of the Royal Air Force have been at RAF Brize Norton today to celebrate 100 years since the unit was created. The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, joined them for the event which included a flypast.

The squadron flew several missions during the First World War. More recently it has been delivering food, water and shelter to people living in the British Virgin Islands who were hit by Hurricane Irma. Penny Silvester was there for the celebrations.

A royal nod to 100 years of number 99 Squadron

A flypast marked the centenary celebrations

Today marks one hundred years of number 99 Squadron - with celebrations taking place at RAF Brize Norton in Carterton. The centenary was marked with a flypast. Princess Anne, has been meeting those at the base.

Wing Commander Mark Holland told us more about what the squadron has been doing in recent years.

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Muster at RAF Brize Norton ahead of Royal visit

The Princess Royal is due to attend centenary celebrations

The members of Number 99 Squadron are celebrating their centenary at RAF Brize Norton. Princess Anne is a guest of honour.

Royal visit to mark 101 Squadron's centenary

101 Squadron await the arrival of the Princess Royal

Number 101 Squadron are celebrating their centenary at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, is attending the Centenary celebrations. The unit was formed in South farnborough on the 12th July 1917. Two weeks later its air and ground crews were deployed to the Western Front during World War One.

Veterans have assembled at RAF Brize Norton for centenary celebrations

In more recent times, No. 101 Squadron's crews have been deployed in the Gulf and the Falklands. Its teams have also supported both the AAR (air-to-air refuelling) and AT (Air Transport) roles in a number of Armed Forces deployments all over the world.

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100 years of women serving in the military

A service has been held today at the National Memorial Arboretum to mark the centenary of women serving in the military.

Over the years, there have been huge changes in the roles woman have had in the forces.

As Kevin Ashford reports, the Royal British Legion said today was a military milestone like no other.

Kevin spoke to Stacey Hodnett, former soldier and Bob Gamble from the Royal British Legion.

Armed Forces Day marked with special events

The sacrifices made by our military servicemen and women have been marked with dozens of events across the South East today.

One of the biggest gatherings for Armed Forces Day was in Medway, Kent, where thousands of people gathered to pay tribute to serving military personnel, veterans and cadets. John Ryall reports.

The interviewees are Cllr Alan Jarrett Leader, Medway Council; Richard Bardsley, a Veteran; and Robin Green, a Veteran.

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