CURRENT and former Royal Air Force personnel and guests celebrated the centenary of the founding of the RAF with a sit down meal in Malmesbury Town Hall on April 1.

Organised by former Hercules pilot Matt Cockram from Malmesbury and with almost 100 personnel taking part in the celebration, the total combined service of those who attended the dinner was 1,200 years.

Mr Cockram, said: "I'm delighted that so many former and current RAF personnel, of all ranks, and their partners supported the dinner. It was a great success and a wonderful evening, thanks to the excellent facilities at the Town Hall."

The evening began with a reception, followed by a dinner provided by Manor Events. There were speeches by personnel, the Loyal Toast, and it ended with performances by Salisbury Big Band.

Over £1,00 from the evening has been donated to the RAF Charitable Trust.