The Air Corps has staged a flyover of Dublin to mark the 100th anniversary of its foundation.

Sixteen planes and helicopters took off from Casement Aerodrome in Co Dublin.

They crossed over the Phoenix Park and then followed the course of the Liffey through the city centre, before returning to Baldonnell via south Dublin.

The flyover followed an event being held at Air Corps headquarters to mark the anniversary, which was attended by staff, their families and other guests.

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney and Defence Forces Chief of Staff Lt General Seán Clancy attended the event at Casement Aerodrome

Members of the 26th and 27th Young Officer Wings Courses also received their Military pilot's wings at the event.

Minister Coveney said: "The centenary of the Air Corps certainly is a landmark event and it is pertinent that we celebrate today after two years of an especially high tempo of operations by the Air Corps on behalf of the State.

"Each of you have supported the national effort in the face of a national emergency and in support of ongoing military activities.

"Over the last 100 years, we have faced many tests and challenges and will continue to do so, however with the drive, ambition and dexterity shown by Air Corps personnel, I know they will be met head on."

RTÉ Nationwide will look back on the history of the Air Corps and examine its modern day role at 7pm tonight on RTÉ One.