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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.