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Sean Allerton on his 500-mile challenge

A former RAF Gunner in Lincolnshire, who was left disabled after a motorbike crash, is undertaking a 500-mile wheelchair challenge to raise money for the charities that have helped him.

Sean Allerton completed 3 miles of his challenge on the airfield at RAF Waddington last week.

It's the second time the 48-year-old, who's partially paralysed, has undertaken the challenge.

Sean's 500 mile wheelchair challenge

Sean Allerton passing the fire section at RAF Waddington

A former RAF Gunner from Lincolnshire, who was left disabled after a motorbike crash, is undertaking a 500 mile wheelchair challenge to raise money for the charities which have helped him.

Sean Allerton completed 3 miles of his challenge on the airfield at RAF Waddington last week. It's the second time the 48-year-old, who's partially paralysed, has undertaken the challenge.

In May, the Proclaimers helped Sean's fund raising effort at an RAF base in North Yorkshire.

Sean Allerton on the taxiway at RAF Waddington

Armed Forces Day

Sentinel aircraft will make flypast Credit: Calendar news

The final plans are being put into place at RAF Waddington today ahead of a national event for Armed Forces Day in Nottingham on Saturday.

The Sentinel aircraft will make a flypast at the event, which is aimed at raising awareness of what the Armed Forces do, and offering support to their families in the community.

Inside the Sentinel Credit: Calendar news

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More pictures from the Lincoln anti-drones protest

Protesters before the march began at South Park in Lincoln Credit: ITV News Central

Around 400 people have marched from link to RAF Waddington against a new fleet of armed drones being based in the UK for the first time.

The drones, which were previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada, are used to support ground troops in Afghanistan.

Marchers arrived from Peterborough Credit: ITV News Central
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Hundreds start drone protest march to RAF Waddington

Crowds of peace campaigners gather in Lincoln for start of anti-drone protest march Credit: ITV Central

Hundreds of peace campaigners have started marching from Lincoln to RAF Waddington, in protest of a new fleet of armed drones being based in the UK for the first time.

Protesters preparing their banners before the march takes place Credit: ITV Central

The RAF began remotely operating its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles earlier this week from the airbase in Lincolnshire.

Previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada, the aircraft are used to support coalition ground forces in Afghanistan.

Banners are laid out at South Park in Lincoln before the march takes place Credit: ITV Central

Members of the Stop The War Coalition, CND, The Drone Campaign Network and War on Want are estimated to walk the four mile route in around two hours.

It's expected to take the protesters two hours to walk the four mile route from Lincoln to RAF WAddington. Credit: ITV Central
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