Women have served in the Royal Air Force throughout its 100 year history though the fight for equal opportunities took almost as long.
The capital’s RAF Museum has welcomed visitors to new galleries for the first time following a £26million makeover.
The RAF’s next generation are playing a vital role in the service’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
One hundred days after the Royal Air Force’s official 100th birthday, the service is to stage a spectacular one off event.
This year Britain’s youngest armed service marks its centenary anniversary.