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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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