AN EVENT held to commemorate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was eye-opening, a town mayor has said.

The Leader reported last week on the launch of a two-day event held at the Daniel Owen Centre in Mold, which had been organised by the Clwyd Aviation Group and was dedicated to the centenary of the RAF.

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Mold town mayor cllr Karen Hodgkinson, also the manager of the Daniel Owen Centre, opened the range of exhibitions on Friday afternoon.

She told the Leader: "It was a really good event and it was very well attended.

"People were amazed with the memorabilia that had been brought along and it was shocking for some young people as well.

"The fact that they could touch something from an era that they could only imagine before was really eye opening for them.

"Overall it was a very successful event and I would like to thank the Clwyd Aviation Group for choosing to hold it at the Daniel Owen Centre - it was an honour to host the 100 year celebration of the RAF."

In addition to a range of models and photos, visitors could examine aviation equipment and hear the experiences of former RAF personnel.

Roy Marsh, chairman of the Clwyd Aviation Group, said: "A lot of people will have heard about the 100 years of the RAF and it is important from the point of view of people not forgetting what has happened over those years."