A museum is commemorating the life of the 'Father of the RAF' to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

The Potter’s Bar Museum’s exhibition on the early years of the Royal Air Force has opened.

It focuses on the RAF's early years, which was dominated by Lord Trenchard.

Hugh Trenchard, who died aged 83 in 1956 lived near Potters Bar at Dancers Hill House.

He has been described as the 'Father of the RAF', being a vital part of the formation of British air power during the First World War.

Conservative councillor Caroline Clapper, portfolio holder for leisure, culture and health, said: "This exhibition is a really interesting look at the Royal Air Force.

"How a member of our community transformed it into the well-known and respected organisation it is today.

"Lord Trenchard guided the service.

"Establishing a deeper understanding of the potentially revolutionary role of air power in war, as well as establishing training academies.

"Lord Trenchard brought the service through many battles for survival, gaining the affectionate title 'Father of the Royal Air Force'."