IN PICTURES: RAF Centenary

RAF Marine Craft Centenary Celebration - Charles Meacock with his daughter Kate Meacock and Son-in-law Peter Stewart with high speed launch HLS102. Charles served on HLS122 during the second world war Picture: Vernon Nash (180395-003)
RAF Marine Craft Centenary Celebration - Charles Meacock with his daughter Kate Meacock and Son-in-law Peter Stewart with high speed launch HLS102. Charles served on HLS122 during the second world war Picture: Vernon Nash (180395-003)
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard celebrated the work of men on board air sea rescue marine craft as part of the RAF 100 celebrations.

Marine craft rescued more than 13,000 Air Crew and other personnel from the seas across the world in Second World War.

As part of the celebrations, the dockyard gave people the opportunity to go on board the High Speed Launch (HSL) craft 102, as well as take a look around a number of displays.

Lynn Robbins, volunteer coordinator at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, said: ‘It has been fantastic to do this for the RAF centenary.

‘Sometimes when people come here they think it’s all about the navy – but we have a lot of RAF history here and even a couple of their boats, so it is great to show people another side of the dockyard.’

Pictures by Vernon Nash. To buy copies of the images call photosales on 0330 123 0203 quoting the reference number.