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RAF Veteran Treated To Flying Display To Celebrate Centenary

A veteran of the RAF's No. 72 Squadron has been treated to a display to celebrate its centenary...

A veteran of the RAF's No. 72 Squadron has been treated to a display to celebrate its centenary.

A Tucano formation flew part of its 'Grand Flypast' across the South West, before rain got in the way. 

But not before Wing Commander Owen Hardy, a pilot with the unit during and after World War Two, saw its display.

RAF No. 72 Squadron veteran

The Battle of Britain veteran was on a visit to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, along with his family.

After the flypast he climbed into a Spitfire, just like the one he flew from the age of 19, along with his great-grandson Harvey. 

RAF No. 72 Squadron veteran

72 Squadron was first formed in 1917 and its pilots flew in both World Wars.

Its role has changed a lot over the past 100 years, with the squadron now based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.