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George Cross veteran celebrates 100th birthday

Jim Flint, RAF Wing-Commander during the Second World War. Credit: ITV News Central

One of the only surviving RAF Bomber Command veterans has turned 100-years-old today.

Jim Flint, who lives in Nottingham, was a Wing-Commander during the Second World War, where his bravery led to him being awarded the George Cross.

A Lancaster Bomber will fly over his lunchtime celebration today to mark the occasion.

He flew 56 missions during the Second World War.

Brave soldier honoured at school, full report

by Callum Watkinson

A school has unveiled a plaque in honour of a former pupil who won a medal for outstanding bravery in Afghanistan.

The George Cross is the highest honour the army can award for gallantry not in direct contact with the enemy. It is equal to the Victoria Cross.

Warrant Officer Kim Hughes got his for defusing seven linked explosive devices, allowing four injured colleagues to be rescued.

The army have described it as the single most outstanding act of explosive ordnance disposal ever recorded in Afghanistan.

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