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Baton relay marking centenary of the Royal Air Force is heading to the National Memorial Arboretum

A special baton relay to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force will visit the National Memorial Arboretum next week.

The RAF 100 Baton

The RAF 100 Baton

The RAF 100 Baton Relay be carried to the Alrewas site by Flt Lt Nosheen Choudry at 12 noon on Monday (June 11).

The serving RAF engineer will hand it over for a mini relay visiting the various RAF memorials.

A spokesperson said: “The RAF 100 Baton Relay was conceived by the RAF Orienteering Association – every participant is expected to plan their own route to promote navigational skills, fundamental to both the sport of orienteering and the military training received by RAF personnel.

The baton was designed and manufactured by RAF apprentices at No. 4 School of Technical Training, MOD St Athan, and represents the RAF’s century of service to the nation.”

As part of the event, the baton will be blessed by The Revd Vic Van Den Bergh, Honorary Chaplain of the National Memorial Arboretum.

Mim Morris and Denis Cook, veterans who have volunteered at the arboretum for a combined total of 15 years, will participate in the mini-relay.

The RAF 100 Baton relay began its journey at the Royal Courts of Justice on April 1 and will end 100 days later on 10 July on Horse Guards Parade.

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