The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor John Blundell, and leading UK businessman Sir Peter Rigby DL are to co-host a special three-day showcase in Coventry city centre and Coventry Airport to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force, on 6-8 July 2018.

One of the spectacular highlights of the celebration is an interactive RAF showcase taking place throughout the weekend in the Broadgate area of Coventry city centre, featuring the iconic BAE Systems Hawk on static display. The RAF Regiment Display and the University of Birmingham Air Squadron will be present along with an RAF STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and RAF recruitment exhibits. There will also be a special-edition red, white and blue RAF 100 Aston Martin, as one of more than 20 RAF 100 vehicles, manned by military personnel. Coventry Airport will host a nine-piece aircraft display, including a Meteor flanked by two venoms at the western end of the terminal, open to the public as an extension to the Broadgate showcase.

The celebrations will conclude with a special service of Choral Evensong in Coventry Cathedral at 4 pm on Sunday 8th July, to which all are welcome. The Cathedral Choir will be taking part, along with a number of distinguished guests who will read readings and poems. The preacher will be the Reverend Squadron Leader Geoff Withers.

Come and celebrate 100 years of the RAF!

Although some sources are saying that Knife Angel (see here) has already arrived in Coventry, we are not expecting this amazing sculpture to be with us until the week beginning March 11th. It will be here until mid-April.