She expressed her admiration and gratitude, and that of her constituents, at the involvement of so many RAF personnel from Lincolnshire in general and Coningsby in particular.
Ms Atkins said: “This is a great anniversary for the ‘Bomber County’.
“The connection today with the 21st Century Typhoons and the proud history represented by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - both from Coningsby - is very special for all of us.
“Congratulations and thanks to all in the RAF on this wonderful centenary.”
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