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Birth of the RAF centenary


Sunday 1 April

There will be extra activities at Castle Cornet today to mark the start of the Royal Air Force in 1918.  

Alan Brunger, President of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) Guernsey branch, will be the guest firer of the noon day gun.  He will be accompanied by members of the Guernsey Military History Company (GMHC), dressed in period costume.

Elsewhere in the Castle, other members of the GMHC will also be dressed in period costume and hosting a 'new arrivals' tent.  Visitors can imagine what it might have been like to sign up to the newly formed RAF 100 years ago.  There'll be the chance to see original objects, ask questions and of course visit the RAF 201 Squadron Museum.  There will be craft activities for children and families.  'Wildhawk Warneford' will be performed at 12.15 and 14.15 by the Guernsey History in Action Company.

The living history and activities will run from 10.00-16.00 and the Castle is open 10.00-17.00.  Normal admission applies.