Battle of Britain squadron leader, 96, takes to the skies in a Spitfire for the 100th anniversary of the RAF - 77 years after shooting down his first German bomber
On April 1, 1918, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged to create the Royal Air Force
Centenary celebrations will last 100 days and will culminate in a service in Westminster Abbey on July 10
Breakfast reception was held today at the former site of Hotel Cecil, the first headquarters of the RAF
Aircraftsman Adam Wood, who at just 16 is the youngest Airman in RAF, read out a letter by the Queen
Veterans including Air Commodore Charles Clarke OBE, who was shot down over Germany and imprisoned in the camp from which 76 prisoners tunnelled out of during the 'Great Escape' were in attendance
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Tom, Swansea, United Kingdom
Very brave generation who risked and many lost everything for us. For me as a Brexiteer this is why we cannot give away the sovereignty these unbelievably brave men fought so hard to preserve.
PRF, somewhere south, United Kingdom
Why did they bother .. total respect to these brave men but look at us now.. the politicians have betrayed this nation and those that fought and died in combat .. this Sceptred Isle is now invaded by stealth and lost to the British people.
Henry Alexander, Maldon, Australia
He still better and braver than the pc snowflake remoaners who want to hand this country to Germany on a plate
Binga-Bonga, Out West, Canada
When Britain was Great. Now the leftie liberal do-gooders have turned it into a cesspit.
Ceecee, London, United Kingdom
Bless him and bless them all, and thank you, real brave strong people! Not like today's embarrassments
Wathar, Happy Valley, United Kingdom
What a handsome young man! Can you imagine a 19 year old today doing what he did ? Well done Sir so happy that you got to take part in such a special day !
Old Geordie, Geordieland, United Kingdom
Your average present day 19yo would soil his pink panties.
Wonder if he had a safe space. A real Hero who saved our Bacon, amazing real man.