THE RAF100 BATON RELAY
The RAF100 Relay began its journey at the Royal Courts of Justice on 1 April 2018 and will end 100 days later on 10 July on Horse Guards Parade. The baton will be carried by lots of different willing volunteers that all have a connection to the RAF and over the 100 days it will visit 100 sites associated with the RAF.
The baton will be carried by RAF personnel, RAF Reserves, air cadets, veterans and members of the many sporting associations that make up the RAF. In total, twenty RAF sports associations are involved in the relay, which will see the baton carried on a variety of RAF aircraft, vehicles and sports equipment. The RAF100 Baton Relay was conceived by the RAF Orienteering Association; every participant is expected to plan his or her own route in order to promote navigational skills, fundamental both to the sport of orienteering and the military training received by RAF personnel.
The baton was designed and manufactured by RAF apprentices at No. 4 School of Technical Training, MOD St Athan, and represents the RAF’s century of service to the nation.