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Prince William pays a visit to Coningsby air base

Prince William has paid a visit to Coningsby air base.

Prince William at RAF Coningsby Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Duke of Cambridge met veterans who flew RAF planes during the Second World War at an event to mark the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Carol Vorderman was also on hand for the celebrations as part of her work to raise the profile of bomber command.

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German Air Force take part in exercises at RAF Coningsby

A team of personnel from the German Air force were stationed at RAF Coningsby in March.

Credit: Royal Air Force

The team were taking part in the exercise dubbed Cobra Warrior and utilises every type of aircraft in the RAF's inventory which includes fast jets, helicopters, transport and ISTAR assets.

The personnel used different platforms to take part in eight 'real-world' scenarios as part of a three week- training.

Both the RAF and the German Air Force used the exercise as the final phase of their respective Qualified Weapons Instructor courses for their Eurofighter and Typhoon Aircraft.

Royal seal of approval for RAF Coningsby's centenary celebrations

One of Lincolnshire's most famous RAF stations got the Royal seal of approval today as it celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Prince William, took the Royal salute at the centenary parade of 29 squadron at RAF Coningsby, of which he is Honorary Air Commandant.

His Royal Highness also took to the skies, but in a different aircraft to that which had originally been planned as Kate Hemingway reports:

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