Flypast and medal presentation

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster will be taking to the skies over Shropshire today in honour of the thousands of National Service RAF veterans.

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Parade ahead of military flypast in Shropshire

Veterans parade ahead of the ceremony Credit: ITV News Central

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.

There will be a fly-past later today Credit: ITV News Central

The Bomber Command Clasp is awarded to veterans who have flown at least one operational sortie with the Command operational unit.

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