Britain's Royal Air Force marks centenary with national day of celebrations

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-07-11 09:13
People watch as the The Red Arrows take part in a fly-past over the Mall and Buckingham Palace in London on July 10, 2018 to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force. [Photo/VCG]

LONDON - 100 days after the Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF)'s official 100th birthday on April 1, the RAF on Tuesday marked its centenary in a day of national celebrations with the participation of hundreds of aircraft and thousands of people.

The celebrations culminated in a sensational flypast of 100 aircraft, including 22 Typhoon jets in an iconic "100" formation.

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