Veterans of Bomber Command, who risked their lives in raids over Germany in World War Two, have received commendations at an event in Shropshire.
Some of the men, now in their late 80s and 90s, say it's too little, too late.
They joined National Service veterans on parade at RAF Cosford in Shropshire.
The veterans are being presented with Arctic Star and Bomber Command medals for their work during the Second World War.
Ahead of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight veterans paraded at RAF Cosford in Shropshire. Those of them who are eligible will be presented with Arctic Star medals and the Bomber Command clasp.
The Arctic Star is awarded to veterans who have served in the Arctic but it is particularly aimed at those who took part in the Arctic Convoys which supplied Russia during the Second World War.
The Bomber Command Clasp is awarded to veterans who have flown at least one operational sortie with the Command operational unit.
At today's flypast at RAF Cosford a Dakota will replace the Lancaster due to technical difficulties.
Arctic medals are awarded to members of the British Armed Forces and the Merchant Navy who were involved in action in the Arctic Circle or Bomber Command during the Second World War.
Both awards are being presented almost seventy years after the end of the war.
Veterans from all three services who have been awarded either honour have been invited to put their names forward to have their medals officially presented to them by the Chief of the Air Staff.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster will be taking to the skies over Shropshire today in honour of thousands of National Service RAF veterans.
The aircraft will perform for visitors and guests at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and Artic Star medals and the Bomber Command Clasp will be presented to eligible veterans.