British Military Aviation in 1978

31 March
As part of a series of events to mark the 60th anniversary of the formation
of the Royal Air Force (RAF), a commemorative dinner is given by the Lord
Mayor of London at the Mansion House, attended by the Duke of Edinburgh.

18 September
A ceremonial flypast takes place at RAF Lyneham to mark the completion
of 500,000 flying hours by the Royal Air Force’s fleet of Lockheed Hercules
transport aircraft.