There's just one week left until the Royal Albert Hall opens its doors for our parent charity's Royal Air Force Centenary Gala; leading the commemorations for RAF100!
The Gala, hosted by Dan Snow and Carol Voderman, will be a night of outstanding music, comedy, ceremonial drill, screen footage and personal recollections by those who have served - and continue to serve - in the defence of our country. Acts confirmed so far include Mick Hucknall, Alexandra Burke, vocal trio Bla...ke as well as a unique Tony Hancock comedy sketch performed by Kevin McNally and Robin Sebastian - all joined by the RAF's finest musicians.
This prestigious one-off event offers a number of ticket options, hospitality and dinner packages to entertain clients, colleagues, family and friends. Find out more here: bit.ly/2ueEgbV
Don't miss this once in a Century occasion to be part of this unique tribute on 31 March 2018. Join us to show your support for the Royal Air Force as it marks 100 years of outstanding service to the United Kingdom. Book your tickets here: bit.ly/2FL5dFC
More great news from the RAF Charitable Trust! We are excited to announce that Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall will be performing the fantastic finale for the RAF Centenary Gala on 31 March at the Royal Albert Hall, bringing the curtain down on this unique event! Mick will be performing 'Stars', one of the band's biggest hits alongside the talented Royal Air Force musicians, and bringing to life the RAF motto; 'Per ardua ad astra - through adversity to the stars'.
Mick said..., "I am immensely proud that my father served in the Royal Air Force, and I am delighted to be part of the Gala Evening to commemorate and celebrate the work of the RAF over the past century."
Alongside artists including Alexandra Burke, vocal trio Blake and more, you will see the Bands of the Royal Air Force, The Royal Air Force Squadronaires and Salon Orchestra alongside the Queen's Colour Squadron of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.
Don't miss this once in a Century occasion to be part of a unique tribute and show your support for the Royal Air Force as it marks its 100 years of outstanding service to the United Kingdom. Tickets for the event at the Royal Albert Hall on the 31 March are selling fast – book yours now: bit.ly/2FL5dFC
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My favourite displays had to be the Lancaster (every time I see it do a fly past I feel emotional)
Take a picnic as once you are in the venders will charge what they want... they ha...ve their cost to cover and a profit to make. Prepare for the weather ... its England so we all know what it can be like. Just a fab day. Well done everyone.
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Everyone should experience
See you in a few months :-)
Would like to thank the lovely staff on the gate that looked after me as I am pregnant and suffer very badly with morning sickness the gentleman that was on the queue let me passed and had someone look after me on the otherside of the blue gate til the rest of my family got through security.
Look forward to next year!
The only thing I disliked was people giving poor feedback because of weather; forget those chumps and leave them to playing CoD and vaping their own piss.
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One of the most famous British comedy sketches ever written will be recreated for the first time in more than 60 years, as part of the celebrations marking RAF100 in less than two weeks.
Tony Hancock served in the RAF and his experiences influenced his comedy, most memorably on 30 December 1956, in what is now known as The Test Pilot sket...ch. The sketch will be performed at the Gala Evening at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, March 31.
Well known Actors Kevin McNally and Robin Sebastian, both of whom starred in BBC Radio 4's The Missing Hancocks - recreations of lost Hancock's Half Hour shows - will perform the sketch live as part of the evening's entertainment.
Don’t miss out on a spectacular evening of entertainment, only a few tickets remain, book yours here: bit.ly/2GFQ4GM
Photo © Karla Gowlett
Beautiful take off from the Su-27 at The Royal International Air Tattoo 2017, and looking forward to more super displays like it from 2018!
If you'd like to see... more of the Su, or more from RIAT in general, head to PlanesTV.com, where we have 15% off RIAT 2017, and 30-50% off previous RIAT shows.
Our event caterer Relish Food Events offers a fantastic selection of food and drink at the Air Tattoo! Relish are one of the UK's leading event catering companies with presence at many of the country's largest cultural events, including Le Mans, Cheltenham Literature Festival and Badminton Horse Trials.
The Pimm's Flight Deck, Cotswold Club, Aviation Club and First Class Lounge enclosures all come with catering included, take a look at the tasty menu options below.
Pimm's Fli...ght Deck - a picnic style lunch and any time ice cream is included plus a par bar and café. See the menu here: bit.ly/2HvOree
Cotswold Club - a relaxed afternoon lunch, an afternoon treat and all day tea, filter coffee and infusions are included as well as breakfast rolls to purchase in the morning and a pay bar. Saturday SOLD OUT. See the menu here: bit.ly/2pbvE07
Aviation Club - enjoy morning coffee with biscuits, a two-course buffet lunch and afternoon tea with cakes and sandwiches. Saturday SOLD OUT. See the menu here: bit.ly/2Do5tbM
First Class Lounge - relaxed all-day catering and a full inclusive bar are included and can be enjoyed through the day. Saturday SOLD OUT. See the menu here: bit.ly/2Ipk1v9
It would be great if a photo from the Air Tattoo won! Our visitors take amazing aircraft photos and you can enter the RAF photographic competition this year. Do us proud, please see below for how to enter.
Don't miss out this! The first 100 years of the Royal Air Force - with Ewan and Colin McGregor.
If you are in London this weekend keep an eye out for our large Air Tattoo billboard that's currently on West Cromwell Road in Kensington! We'd love to see your photo's (if it's safe to take them!).
You might also see our 20 second advert on ITV Player and Sky Go! #RIAT18
Four RAF aircraft spanning the 1930s, 40s and 50s confirmed for the #RIAT18 static display! An Auster Mk.5, the Miles Magister and two Jet Provost T.3 jet trainers, will help tell the tale of the pre and post-War RAF. Read more here: bit.ly/2pfCMsp
Want to learn about formation flying? Watch this great video by YouTuber Tom Scott, who flew with us as part of the STARRSHIP project - a collaboration between ...the Royal Air Force and Rolls-Royce, and featuring the Red Arrows, aimed at inspiring the next generation of STEM students and celebrating the RAF’s centenary in 2018.
The Royal Air Force are at the Big Bang Fair this week - go and see them if you are nearby! Other companies that feature in our own Techno Zone at the Air Tattoo will also be exhibiting there.
Another great opportunity has come up to join the team behind the World’s Greatest Airshow! We’re looking for a Guest Management Assistant to help the team that looks after our guests and VIPs for the 2018 Air Tattoo. Find out more about what’s required and apply here: bit.ly/2peQfAS