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Veteran pilot honoured

A veteran pilot from Norfolk is being recognised for his lifelong contribution to flying.

97-year-old Ken Wallis flew Wellington Bombers in World War Two, has acted as a stunt pilot in a James Bond film and holds 17 world aviation records. He also designed and built his own type of aircraft.

Now his lifetime contribution to the aerospace industry is being recognised by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators.

Bond flying ace gets top award

Ken Wallis, 96, gets aerospace accolade Credit: ITV Anglia

A veteran pilot from Norfolk will receive a special award tonight to mark a lifetime's contribution to the aerospace industry.

Ken Wallis, 96, and is in his 75th year of flying. He pioneered the use of auto-gyro aircraft and holds 17 world aviation records.

He's also acted as a stunt pilot in a James Bond film. He will be honoured at a dinner in London by the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators.

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Bond has returned: 007 tour visits Peterborough

Roger Moore and Maud Adams on the set of Octopussy Credit: AP

The Nene Valley Railway in Peterborough has welcomed back the director of a James Bond movie that was filmed there 30 years ago.

John Glen shot a stunt sequence for Octopussy when Peterborough doubled for East Germany during the Cold War.

It took more than a week to film the sequence which featured a shoot-out on a vintage stream train.