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Vintage jet leaves Liverpool for new home in America

The Gloster Meteor Credit: GTV

A rare classic jet aircraft is setting off from Liverpool for a new home in America.

The Gloster Meteor aircraft had been housed at RAF Woodvale near Southport for many years.

The Meteor was Britain's first ever fighter jet, and the only one to see service in the Second World War.

This particular Meteor was built in 1943.

In the US it will be free from new restrictions on old fighter aircraft and later today it'll sail to a new life across the Atlantic. .