RAF 100 Celebration Service
“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love” (Galatians 5:13)
A Service celebrating the centenary of the Royal Air Force
Saturday 26th May 2018, 1130 at St John the Evangelist church, Brigg
2018 sees the Royal Air Force reach it’s 100th birthday. 100 years of men and women faithfully serving their country and fellow humanity all across the world.
“The World’s first independent Air Force was born in battle, created for a single purpose – to defend the skies over Britain. From the biplanes of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service to the fast jets of today’s Royal Air Force, the bond of man and machine in service in the skies has not changed. As technology moves on we look to the future, but the mission remains the same – defence of the UK and her Allies” (www.raf.mod.uk/history/ww1.cfm)
Although this mission is true, it is not the sole purpose of the RAF today as we see many of our airmen and women carry out vital peacekeeping duties and bringing humanitarian aid in areas of disasters, both natural and manmade, often being amongst the first to transport life giving food, water, shelters and medical staff, equipment and essentials.
To mark this the centenary of the Royal Air Force, we at St John’s are hosting a celebratory service reflecting on the RAF and all it has done, continues to do and will do in the future. We would very much like to invite you to join us:
Saturday 26th May,
St John the Evangelist, Brigg.