RAF flies the final mission for the VC10 fleet

The Royal Air Force gave the VC10 a fitting send off today as the aircraft completed the final mission after more than 50 years of military service. The long-serving VC10 is being replaced by Britain's largest ever military aircraft, the Voyager.

The final operational flights left this morning from RAF Brize Norton
The final operational flights left this morning from RAF Brize Norton Credit: ITV News/Simon Harris
VC10 arrives at Dunsfold airfield in Surrey
VC10 arrives at Dunsfold airfield in Surrey Credit: ITV News/Simon Harris
Flight Lieutenant Adam Mercieca, who has been a VC10 pilot throughout his RAF career, captained one of today's flights
Flight Lieutenant Adam Mercieca, who has been a VC10 pilot throughout his RAF career, captained one of today's flights Credit: ITV News/Simon Harris

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RAF final mission for VC10

The Royal Air Force gave the VC10 a send off today as the aircraft completed its final voyage after more than 50 years of military service.