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Wills meets RAF veterans at air display

By Sam Russell

The Duke of Cambridge met veterans of the Second World War as he attended an air display to mark the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

William is patron of the Flight, which was formed to honour the British planes involved in the Battle of Britain.

The Duke arrived at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire by helicopter, then spoke to veterans before watching the air display of three Spitfires and a Hurricane, as well as a Lancaster bomber, flown by serving RAF aircrew.

Veteran Rusty Waughman (94), who was a Lancaster pilot from 1943 to 1944, chatted to former rescue helicopter pilot William.

"He was so easy to talk to, so pleasant," he said. "Being here brings back so many memories."

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