The Mayor and her consort with the Brownies who accompanied the Baton to the museum

On Thursday, Museum 4 Watton was proud to host the RAF 100 Baton Relay on its penultimate day in the region. The Baton came from the Norfolk show via the Blenheim Centre which caters for RAF families in Watton. It was accompanied on its journey by the Watton Brownies.

Museum 4 Watton currently has a special exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the RAF and the town’s past and present links to the RAF. 

Wing Commander Marr and Watton Mayor Tina Kidell with the baton.

The event was brilliantly attended and Mayor Tina Kidell, received the Baton from a young resident who’s father is serving in the RAF. The event was pleased to welcome serving airmen and officers including Wing Commander Marr representing the Station Commander from RAF Marham alongside veterans. The museum trustees view this event as a very special honour, in their first year of opening and a real chance to say thank you to the local military community for their service. 

A representative of the trustees said “We wish the RAF Baton relay every success as it continues its journey.”.  

The RAF 100 special exhibition will remain on view in the Museum until September.

The museum, which opened in mid – March has already had over 1800 visitors and is proving popular with locals and visitors alike.

The museum may be  contacted at 01953 797060 or [email protected].


WCM in discussion with Sqn Ldr Martin Anscombe who served with 360 Squadron at RAF Watton in the 1960’s.


Cake cutting.


Wing commander Marr with the baton