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RAF trainee pilots pass on skills to Afghan peers

Two trainee RAF pilots, from our region, have been helping to teach Afghan aviation students language and technical skills.

Flight Lieutenants Ollie Burrell from Pease Pottage and Genevieve Rolleston-Smith from Tunbridge Wells, currently have twenty three trainee pilots under their wings. Juliette Fletcher has more.

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Final chapter in search and rescue

The closing chapter began today in the history of Britain's Sea King search and rescue helicopters - with the announcement that the service will be sold to an American company.

For thirty five years they have provided life saving help and for the past four - a job for Prince William.

ITV News Royal Correspondent Tim Ewart looks back on the Sea King's finest hours.

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Honouring ''The Few'' with education centre

An ambitious plan to create a £2.8 million education centre at the national Battle of Britain Memorial in Kent is reaching a key stage. Fundraisers have secured half the cost already and the project is about to go out to tender.

We speak to Bob Foster - one of The Few - and Patrick Tootal from the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, and visit the site at Capel-le-Ferne by the iconic white cliffs.

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Beachy Head memorial to wartime RAF crews

A Chinook flies in one of the memorials Credit: Derek Johnson

An RAF Chinook winches in the first of three concrete blocks at Beachy Head. They will form a memorial to the crews of Bomber Command. The Sussex beauty spot was the last sight of England for the men as they flew missions to Germany. The memorial has cost £25,000, raised by veterans and locals.

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