Wartime heroes honoured by Prince William

Britain's Prince William is to remember Lincolnshire's wartime heroes when he visits RAF Coningsby today (22.09.15)

Wartime heroes honoured by Prince William

Britain's Prince William honoured Lincolnshire's wartime heroes today (22.09.15).

The 33-year-old royal has spent the day at RAF Coningsby and watched the 100th anniversary parade of 29 (Reserve) Squadron, as part of a number of events that will mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Briatin.

The RAF band played the National Anthem and a quartet of Tornado jets flew overhead in formation during a presentation for the prince earlier this morning.

The Duke of Cambridge was then treated to a 45 minute cruise in Dakota, a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight jet, as well as a lunch at the hangar with veteran pilots and aircrew this afternoon.

The BBMF is the RAF's tribute to the aviators of World War Two and flies several Spitfires, two Hurricanes, a Dakota and a Lancaster.

29 (Reserve) Squadron trains pilots on how to operate the multi-role Typhoon aircraft which fly from RAF Coningsby.

The base also delivers Quick Reaction Alert (South) which means the Typhoons can be launched at short notice if a potential threat to UK airspace is detected.

Back in July Prince William - who is the Honorary Air Commandant of the Lincolnshire base - joined the East Anglian Air Ambulance as a pilot and before that he served as a pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue Force in Wales.

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