RAF Association fundraisers joined thousands of Christmas shoppers at the Metro Centre in Newcastle on Saturday for a festive world record attempt.
The aim was to encourage members of the public to become record breakers by making a long line all around the shopping centre, linking arms and all pulling a cracker at the same time. Spirits were high as men, women and children of all ages joined in with the countdown and heard the ear splitting crack as all the crackers were pulled followed by a big cheer afterwards.
The crowds came close to scooping the Guinness World Record but unfortunately they did not manage to break the record set by a Honda Factory in Japan, which stands at 1,478. They did, however, manage to achieve a new British record of 1,168.