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WWII veterans get chance to relive their past and inspire younger generation

Project Propeller 2018. Credit: ITV News Central

More than a hundred World War 2 aircrew veterans were at Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport earlier today for the annual Project Propeller reunion.

The gathering allows veterans to socialise with other ex-aircrew, and inspire a younger generation who are just starting out.

The event enables veterans to socialise and inspire a younger generation who are just starting out. Credit: ITV News Central

Project Propeller is an annual reunion held at various airfield locations throughout the UK.

Many of the veterans were flown in from venues from across the country and for a lot of them, it is the first time they have flown as "crew" since the end of the war.

At the gathering, guests were treated to a street-party lunch and entertained by live, 1940s-style musical entertainment.

The gathering allows veterans to socialise with other ex-aircrew. Credit: ITV News Central

Project Propeller has been running for almost 20 years, and as those who served get older, the organisers say the events become all the more important - giving veterans a chance to relive their past and pass on their stories to others.