A Scottish Second World War veteran came face to face with the modern equivalent of the aircraft he flew in during the conflict.
Former warrant officer Bill Shepherd, 99, was a special guest at RAF Lossiemouth's friends and families day during Lossie Fest on Saturday.
He watched an air display by an F-35 aircraft, a precision bomber that most closely performs a similar role to the Lancaster Mr Shepherd had flown in as a member of No 156 Squadron during the war.
Bill also took the salute from the RAF Parachute Display Team – the Falcons – alongside the Station Commander, Group Captain Jim Lee, and the youngest serving member of personnel on the station, Air Specialist 1 Charlie Cornes.
During the war, Mr Shepherd was on the last of his 40 missions over the Essen region of Germany when his aircraft's oxygen system failed.
The former warrant officer revived his crew, including the pilot, entirely by himself, while defending the aircraft from an oncoming enemy fighter.
Mr Shepherd was subsequently for his heroism awarded the George Medal, given "for acts of great bravery".
The RAF heard he had lost his original medal and presented him with a replica in a special ceremony earlier in the week when he was also awarded honorary membership of the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess.
Mr Shepherd, who went on to work in agricultural sales, has lived in Forres, Moray, for the last 15 years.
His story came to light after he befriended SAS veteran Tommy McLeod, who informed RAF Lossiemouth of his achievements.
Mr Shepherd said: "I've had such a wonderful day. The RAF has changed a lot but there are still things that are recognisable to me, and it has been nice to see how much the station has grown since I was here during the war.
"It was wonderful to see the F-35 and the Typhoon flying displays – they both move very differently to a Lancaster."
Mr Shepherd was also the sole survivor when his aircraft was shot at over France and exploded after landing at its Cambridgeshire base, killing everyone on board except him.
'Continue to inspire'
Group Captain Jim Lee, station commander of RAF Lossiemouth, paid tribute to Mr Shepherd and his generation.
He said: "The RAF of today, and the nation, owe a great deal of gratitude to the men and women of Bill's generation.
"The technology has changed but the most important thing of all is our people. That's why Bill's exploits in the air continue to inspire us and are as relevant today as they were 80 years ago.
"It was RAF Lossiemouth's honour to have him here."
Take a look at some of the highlights from the Lossie Fest event, that RAF Lossiemouth posted below.