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British troops return from Caribbean aid mission

Troops left RAF Brize Norton on 8th September Credit: ITV Meridian

The first British troops returned to Brize Norton in Oxfordshire last night following relief efforts in the Caribbean.

Hurricane Irma has caused widespread devastation in overseas British territories after it hit the south-east coast of America last month.

Building materials, blankets and bottled water were just some of the aid sent.

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.

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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.

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.

Princess Anne at 101 Squadron's 100th anniversary

A special occasion at RAF Brize Norton Credit: Crown Copyright 2017

Today, the Princess Royal was at Brize Norton as the RAF marked 100 years since the formation of 101 squadron, with a special flypast. Since it formed the squadron has flown more bombing raids than any other in the second world war, dropped the first and last bombs on the Falklands, and carried the last troops out of Afghanistan. Penny Silvester has more.

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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.

"It's great to know the town supports us" - RAF awarded the Freedom of the Town in Carterton

Members of the RAF have been exercising their right to the Freedom of the Town in Carterton in a parade, after being awarded the honour. SAC Georgia Wray from RAF Brize Norton said it was an indicator of the strong link between the town and the RAF in Oxfordshire.

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