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Funeral of 100-year-old Second World War veteran takes place

Jim Flint at his 100th birthday Photo: ITV News Central

The funeral has taken place of an RAF veteran who survived more than 50 missions during the Second War World.

Jim Flint's coffin was draped in the Union flag as he was brought to the church at Edwalton, in Nottinghamshire, close to the care home in West Bridgford, where he lived.

The coffin arrives at the church Credit: ITV News Central

He died just before Christmas , six months after celebrating his 100th birthday.

Wing Commander Flint flew Lancaster bombers during the war and was awarded the George Cross after he saved the life of a colleague when their plane crashed into the sea.

The medals awarded to Jim Flint Credit: ITV News Central

His funeral was attended by family and friends and former RAF colleagues.

Jim's former colleague, Horace James Flowers spoke to ITV News after the funeral.

ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports: