RAF Baton Relay comes to Stevenage and Central Beds

PUBLISHED: 13:38 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:38 04 July 2018

Tim Davies from Airbus. middle, flanked by Philip Overton, left, and Matthew Price. Picture: Picture: Airbus / Patricia Rayner Image 2 Photography

Tim Davies from Airbus. middle, flanked by Philip Overton, left, and Matthew Price. Picture: Picture: Airbus / Patricia Rayner Image 2 Photography

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The RAF Baton Relay came to Stevenage and Central Bedfordshire this week, as part of the Royal Air Force’s centenary commemorations.

Malcolm Eveley, Airbus Stevenage Head of Engineering, Philip Overton,Tim Davies from Airbus, Matthew Price, Cpl Michelle Williams, kneeling, Cpl Matt Henson, Sqn Ldr Mark Hassall. Picture: Airbus/Patricia Rayner Image 2 PhotographyMalcolm Eveley, Airbus Stevenage Head of Engineering, Philip Overton,Tim Davies from Airbus, Matthew Price, Cpl Michelle Williams, kneeling, Cpl Matt Henson, Sqn Ldr Mark Hassall. Picture: Airbus/Patricia Rayner Image 2 Photography

On April 1, 100 years since the formation of the RAF, a specially designed baton set off on a journey around the UK – and it has finally reached our turf.

On Monday, RAF personel took the baton to Airbus in Stevenage where it was met by the firm’s Tim Davies and others. They even took it down to the Mars Yard test area – where the autonomous navigation for the ExoMars rover is developed.

After that it crossed the Beds border to RAF Henlow, and on Tuesday people from JITG Chicksands got a visit.

The baton will now go on to places like Henley and RAF Northolt before ending its journey on Tuesday next week at Horseguards Parade in central London.

You can keep an eye out for updates on social media channels by searching #RAFBatonRelay and following the baton on Facebook and Twitter.

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