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Prince George sits in Red Arrows Hawk cockpit ahead of Air Tattoo

Prince George was given the chance to sit in the pilot seat of a Red Arrow Hawk as he attended an official engagement with his parents William and Kate at RAF Fairford on Friday.

Prince George looks on at aircraft with his father at RAF Fairford. Credit: PA

The two-year-old, who is third in line to the thrown, was placed into the cockpit by his father the Duke of Cambridge as they met Air Cadets and RAF personnel ahead of the Royal International Air Tattoo.

The Prince, wearing ear protectors, climbs up the steps to join his father at the Red Arrows Hawk.
Prince George tries out the pilot seat in the Red Arrows Hawk. Credit: PA

The Duchess of Cambridge, who is Patron of the Air Cadet Organisation, greeted cadets ahead of an airshow that marks their 75th anniversary.

Prince George later joined his parents in a Squirrel helicopter, which his father used while training for the RAF Search and Rescue Force.

The airshow, is staged annually in support of the RAF Charitable Trust, will feature the international display debut of the stealthy state-of-the-art Lockheed Martin F-35B fast jet.