SSAFA is celebrating 100 years of the RAF. SSAFA has been around since 1885 and has supported the RAF since their formation in 1918. They started providing RAF Personal Support and Social Work in 1990.
On 1 April 1918, the Royal Air Force was officially formed, bringing together the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service – it was the world’s first independent air force. To mark this centenary they are asking people to help them commemorate, celebrate and inspire. Looking back at the last hundred years as well as forward to the next hundred years.
There are special events, activities and other initiatives at local, regional and national levels running from April to the end of November 2018. The centrepiece of RAF100 will take place on 10 July, with a centenary service in Westminster Abbey, followed by a parade in The Mall and a spectacular flypast over Buckingham Palace. More details can be found on the RAF100 website.