A MOVING ceremony was held to mark the centenary of the founding of the Royal Air Force at County Hall in Usk.

Pupils from Usk Primary School recited poems relating to the event, while the RAF Ensign was raised and remained aloft for the day on Monday, May 14.

Among those attending was Air Commodore Williams, the senior representative of the RAF in Wales, Lord Lieutenant Robert Aitkin, High Sheriff Sharon Linnard, Gwent Police chief constable Julian Williams, Monmouthshire County Council leader Peter Fox, Welsh Assembly Members and the Mayors of Abergavenny, Caldicot and Monmouth as well as representatives from the armed forces community and charities.

Speaking after the ceremony, Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay said: “Every morning at RAF bases across the UK, the ensign is raised. It’s fitting that this ceremony took place in Monmouthshire today too.

“The RAF do a fantastic job defending our freedoms and keeping Britain safe.”