REPRESENTATIVES of the RAF attended the ceremony in Girvan to mark the 100th anniversary of the organisation and their 'Forgotten Father'. 

They were joined by Mr John Dalrymple Hamilton Deputy Lord Lieutenant, local ATC branch the British Legion, Provost Moonie and South Carrick councillors Alec Clark, Peter Henderson and Ian Fitzimmons.

Mrs Margaret Morrell who is writing a book on Turnberry airfield also attended.

Sir David Henderson was a Glasgow man who was head of the Royal Flying Corps in France during the first World War and was seconded to General Jan Christian Smuts. Sir David Henderson helped to form the RAF on April 1, 1918.

On Sunday, April 1 2018 at 9.55am there was a fly past by a Cessna Seaplane piloted by Mr Hamish Mitchell in Girvan. 

At 10am floral tributes were laid by Mr Peter Bledge of the National Service (RAF) Association who also provided a floral tribute marking the 100 years of the RAF.

Denis Reid of Girvan who had organised the event laid floral tributes followed by Provost Helen Moonie and Irene Climie on behalf of the Girvan Town Team.

The Rev Ian McLaughlin of Girvan South Parish Church talked about the reasons behind the event and the importance of Lieutenant General Henderson to the RAF. 

He then invited Provost Moonie to say a few words on behalf of South Ayrshire Council. Rev. McLaughlin then completed the event with a bible reading and a prayer.