A SPECIAL ceremony to celebrate the Royal Air Force's centenary year will be held in Bangor this weekend.

Hundreds are expected to turn up to the service, which begins at the Cathedral for 9.45am on Saturday morning.

At 11.15am, the RAF parading contingent will gather to present arms at the Bangor war memorial. At this point, a flypast will take place featuring Hawk aircraft from RAF Valley.

Around half an hour after that has taken place, the parade will step off from the memorial to exercise their freedom of the city.

At the town clock, Bangor Mayor John Wynn Jones, the Lord Lieutenants of Gwynedd and Air Marshall Michael Wigston will take the salute.

The parade will then proceed down the High Street towards Dean Street, before falling out at 12pm.

Residents of Bangor are being warned that a number of roads in the city will be closed between 7am and 12.15pm to clear the way for the ceremony to take place.