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Prince George joins Kate and William at Royal International Air Tattoo

Prince George has joined his parents as they visited the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford - the world's largest military airshow.

The two-year-old wore blue ear defenders as William and the Duchess of Cambridge toured the world's largest military air show.

Wearing a white T-shirt and dark shorts, was pictured being led by the hand across the airfield after the family were greeted by Air Marshal Sir Kevin Leeson, chairman of the RAF Charitable Trust, and Air Chief Marshal Andrew Pulford, Chief of the Air Staff, RAF.

They met members of the Red Arrows display team in front of a Red Arrow Hawk, shortly before they took part in the show.

And George got a closer look at a Squirrel helicopter - the same aircraft William trained in while he was based at RAF Shawbury in 2009.

Kate is patron of the Air Cadet Organisation and attended the Air Tattoo stages official celebrations to mark the Air Cadets' 75th anniversary.

The Air Tattoo, staged at the Gloucestershire airfield in support of the RAF Charitable Trust, featured 247 aircraft from 19 nations last year.

Andy Armstrong, Chief Executive of RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises, which runs the airshow, said it will be an honour to welcome the couple.

"I'm particularly pleased for the 1500-plus Air Cadets who'll be on site either helping us run the airshow or taking part in the 75th celebrations - and for the 2,000-plus volunteers who work so hard to make this amazing event happen," he said.

"To have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with us effectively rewards all their efforts with a Royal stamp of approval."

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