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Duxford air show with Royal connections

Many of the historic aircraft performing in The Jubilee Air Show have connections to the Royal Family Photo: ITV Anglia

Aircraft flown by members of the Royal Family will be on display at the Duxford air show.

The Jubilee Air Show will feature aircraft including the Grob Tutor 115E, the training plane Prince William was taught to fly at RAF Cranwell. Prince William went on to fly a Shorts Tucano at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, which will also feature in the display.

Other aircraft include the Westland Sea King, from B Flight, 22 Squadron, RAF Wattisham, which has been flown by Prince Andrew. Prince William is currently flying one as a fully-operational Search and Rescue co-pilot with 22 Squadron, RAF Valley, Anglesey.

Many other planes performing in The Jubilee Air Show have connections to the Royal Family.

The DCH-1 Chipmunk WP903 was built in 1952 and served with The Queen’s Flight. It was the plane in which Prince Charles learnt to fly.

Two DCH Chipmunks are flying at the show - several other members of the Royal Family also learnt to fly on them, including Prince Philip and Prince Andrew.

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