AN AIRMAN from Monmouthshire told of his pride after he raised the RAF Ensign at Cardiff Castle.

The RAF Ensign was hoisted at Cardiff Castle on Thursday highlighting the RAF National Aircraft Tour which arrives in the capital in four weeks’ time.

Corporal Tom Woodward , from Trellech, was part of a team raising the RAF flag in the Welsh capital to mark the 100th anniversary of the air force and to highlight the RAF National Aircraft Tour which arrives in Cardiff in three weeks.

The 29-year-old joined the RAF Regiment in 2007 and completed three tours of duty in Afghanistan before becoming a reservist with Number 614 (County of Glamorgan) Squadron.

He said: “It was really special to play my part in marking the RAF’s 100th birthday.

"Hundreds of thousands of people will see our flag flying in the capital over the next weeks and as a Welshman and a member of the RAF, that makes me very proud."

Recently the RAF launched RAF100, a national campaign to mark its 100th year.

The centenary features events, activities and initiatives from April to the end of September.

One of the biggest events, the RAF100 National Aircraft Tour, arrives in Cathays Park, Cardiff on May 18.

Iconic aircraft commemorating 100 years of the world’s first independent air force, will be on display outside Cardiff City Hall along with science-based activities.