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RAF relay reaches region’s coast as part of centenary celebration

PUBLISHED: 18:01 25 June 2018 | UPDATED: 18:01 25 June 2018

The RAF baton relay has arrived at Ness Point in Lowestoft. Picture: Sarah Foote

The RAF baton relay has arrived at Ness Point in Lowestoft. Picture: Sarah Foote

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A baton relay marking 100 years since the formation of the RAF has arrived at the country’s most easterly point.

As part of the RAF 100 Baton Relay, a group of cyclists travelling from RAF Honington touched down at Ness Point in Lowestoft earlier this afternoon.

The relay involves volunteers including veterans, air force personnel and cadets spending 100 days visiting sites associated with the RAF across the nation.

Phill Turner, chairman of the Lowestoft & District Branch of The Royal British Legion (RBL), was at Ness Point alongside other members of the branch to welcome the cyclists and RAF officers, who then paid a visit to Lowestoft’s RBL drop-in centre.

The group will set off once again from Ness Point at 9am tomorrow morning, continuing a tour that began on April 1 and will eventually culminate on July 10 at Horse Guards Parade in London.

This Wednesday, June 27, will also see the baton relay stop off at the Royal Norfolk Show.

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