Celebrating a 100th anniversary is an amazing achievement, and the history of our Royal Air Force is made up of just that. Amazing achievements, undertaken by amazing people; the pioneers from our formation; those that stood firmly against aerial bombardment; the brave men and women on operations all over the world today; and the future generations who will carry that legacy into our next 100 years.

Today as I go about my Wiltshire Council business I will be proudly wearing my RAF tie.