RIAT returns today with a spectacular celebration of the RAF’s centenary.

The Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford will be showcasing the best of British with a RAF flypast of 50 aircraft and a parade of service personnel from the Queen’s Colour Squadron at 10:30am

The air show’s regular RAF Experience attraction has been expanded to coincide with the anniversary.

More than 300 military and civilian aircraft will be on display and 40 aircraft from RAF stations on show.

This will include the Phenom Trainer, the Voyager, used for air-to-air refuelling and strategic air transport, and the RC-135W Rivet Joint, the RAF’s electronic surveillance aircraft.

The showground is open from Friday until Sunday from 7.30am to 7.30pm,with displays starting at 10am and finishing at 5.30pm.

The Red Arrows will be doing a fly-by every day, with the first flyby happening at 2:15pm today.

The Vintage Village will return to give guests a glimpse of 1940s aircraft.

For a full list of attractions and aircraft attending, visit airtattoo.com