News and events Stories Bishop Christopher takes part in the RAF100 Baton Relay Bishop Christopher has recently taken part in the RAF100 Baton Relay. Since 1st April 2018, a date that marked 100 years since the formation of the Royal Air Force, a specially designed baton has been carried around the UK and further afield. The baton is being carried by many volunteers with a connection to the RAF, and it is said that over 100 days it will visit 100 sites associated with the RAF. On Saturday, 9th June, the baton was carried by the Red Arrows in the RAF flypast that brought Trooping the Colour to a close. As a member of the House of Lords, Bishop Christopher was invited to attend this event, and he and Mrs Lowson later watched the flypast from Trafalgar Square. Days later, on Thursday, 14th June, Bishop Christopher and the Subdean, the Revd Canon John Patrick, were pleased to receive the baton at Lincoln Cathedral with Group Captain Tom Burke (Station Commander, RAF Waddington) and Squadron Leader Keith Bissett. The baton is schedule to appear at the Lincolnshire Show on Wednesday, 20th June, and one-hundred days on from 1st April, the baton will conclude its journey on Tuesday, 10th July on Horse Guards Parade. In the meantime, further information on the relay is available here. Photograph courtesy of the RAF.