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On April 1st 1918, just a year after the terrible experience of "Bloody April" suffered by the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Air Force
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We invite the Rise of Flight community to come mark the 100th anniversary of this historical event at the Cuban/SteveF Syndicate Connection Server's Vintage Mission Sunday on April 1st, 2018.
We will celebrate and commemorate the real and ROF Royal Air Force squadrons with a slightly modified Syndicate map(Die Kaiserschlact) set 100 years ago to the day. We will be around the Baupame region, just north of the Somme, the site of many hard fought aerial battles above and gruesome trench warfare below.
Mission start time will be 1800GMT and approximately midway through at 2000-2030GMT, we will call for a temporary truce and encourage any and all to take part in a salute to the RAF with a Centenary Tribute Flight. Coordinating via in game chat, we will rendevous at one of the Entente aerodromes and head across the mud to the closest Central aerodrome and fire flares to salute the RAF. There will be no engagements, bombing or recon sorties during the Tribute Flight.
This wouldn't be completely unprecedented as Alex Revell writes in his book, No 56 Sqn RAF/RFC, that upon scoring their 200th victory, "the squadron's entire stock of Very lights (flares) was fired into the evening sky -- 40 red, white and green lights lit up the countryside"
Afterwards we'll fly back across the mud and hostilities will resume.
So come out and Celebrate, Commemorate and Inspire with a salute to the historical and virtual Royal Air Force!
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Check out this cool RAF Tornado commeorative skin.
Check out the RAF100 website: https://www.raf.mod.uk/raf100/
Salute to 56Sqn, Jasta2 and others for conceptualizing and collaborating on the event!