Flag raised to start RAF celebrations in Northumberland

Flight Lieutenant Nicholas Byrne takes the salute at Alnwick Castle.
Flight Lieutenant Nicholas Byrne takes the salute at Alnwick Castle.

The Royal Air Force (RAF) battle ensign was raised at Alnwick Castle today to commence the birthday celebrations for the RAF.

Flight Lieutenant Nicholas Byrne, from RAF Boulmer, was at the castle to take the salute as the flag was raised at 8am - on the morning of the RAF's 100th birthday.

The Royal Air Force battle ensign.

The Royal Air Force battle ensign.

There will be a number of events held locally and nationally to continue the celebrations, leading to the RAF 100 Parade on July 10, in London.

Flight Lieutenant Nicholas Byrne said: “It is an honour for me to be part of RAF 100 and to take the salute as the flag was raised at Alnwick Castle to start the celebrations in Northumberland."

The history of the RAF.

The history of the RAF.