IN PICTURES: People gather to celebrate 100th anniversary of Royal Air Forces

PUBLISHED: 13:17 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:17 19 April 2018

Weston RAFA chairman Charlie Hewson (right) and projects officer George Yeoman.

Weston RAFA chairman Charlie Hewson (right) and projects officer George Yeoman.

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Hundreds of people could be spotted celebrating the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary last weekend.

A performance by the RAFA concert band.A performance by the RAFA concert band.

Flowerdown House, which is affiliated with the RAF, Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) and the RAFA band worked together to put on a fun day on Weston-super-Mare’s Beach Lawns to mark the significant event.

The concert band performed to a packed marquee twice during the day.

Representatives from the Weston and Burnham-on-Sea Air Cadets took on RAF veterans in a walk the plank race, with the former servicemen reigning victorious.

More than 200 people attended the concerts, with a further 100 people browsing the stalls and taking part in activities.

A performance by the RAFA concert band.A performance by the RAFA concert band.

Weston RAFA secretary and event organiser Iain Norris said he was ‘very happy’ with how it went.

More than £2,000 was raised for the Wings Appeal, which offers welfare support to acting and former servicemen and women.

A performance by the RAFA concert band.A performance by the RAFA concert band.

The audience enjoying a performance by the RAFA concert band.The audience enjoying a performance by the RAFA concert band.

Spitfire veteran John Thorne with friends Bob and Pat Smith enjoying a performance by the RAFA concert band.Spitfire veteran John Thorne with friends Bob and Pat Smith enjoying a performance by the RAFA concert band.

Burnham and Weston-super-Mare Air Cadets.Burnham and Weston-super-Mare Air Cadets.

Weston RAFA secretary Iain Norris.Weston RAFA secretary Iain Norris.

Spitfire veteran John Thorne with with Weston's Mayor and Mayoress Jos Holder and Ros Willis.Spitfire veteran John Thorne with with Weston's Mayor and Mayoress Jos Holder and Ros Willis.

The RAFA Concert Band musical director Peter Skellon with Weston Mayor Jos Holder.The RAFA Concert Band musical director Peter Skellon with Weston Mayor Jos Holder.

Weston Poppy Appeal collectors.Weston Poppy Appeal collectors.

Weston Poppy Appeal collectors.Weston Poppy Appeal collectors.

Burnham and Weston-super-Mare Air Cadets.Burnham and Weston-super-Mare Air Cadets.

The SSAFA stall.The SSAFA stall.

Burnham and Weston-super-Mare Air Cadets.Burnham and Weston-super-Mare Air Cadets.

Burnham and Weston-super-Mare Air Cadets.Burnham and Weston-super-Mare Air Cadets.

The RAFA ladies raffle stall.The RAFA ladies raffle stall.

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