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Spalding sportswoman Lucy takes the baton to start RAF centenary celebrations




BATON RELAY: Flt Lt Lucy Nell carries the RAF100 Centenary Baton past the Cenotaph at the start of its journey across the UK.Photo by Senior Aircraftman Nicholas Egan.
BATON RELAY: Flt Lt Lucy Nell carries the RAF100 Centenary Baton past the Cenotaph at the start of its journey across the UK.Photo by Senior Aircraftman Nicholas Egan.

An RAF medical officer from Spalding has played a starring role in events to mark the service’s centenary year.

Lucy Nell (28), who holds the rank of Flight Lieutenant, was one of six RAF officers invited to carry the baton and signal the start of a national campaign celebrating 100 years of the aerial branch of the British Armed Forces.

The first leg of the baton relay took place in London on Easter Sunday when Lucy was invited to carry it in her role as an elite RAF triathlete and a medical officer based at RAF Cosford in Shropshire.


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