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Here is a picture of four of the original Lynx pilots who completed their training in 1978.
They were on hand today to see the final cohort of Lynx and Seaking pilots receive their wings:
Today is the last day Lynx and Sea King helicopters will take part in a parade at RNAS Yeovilton.
The Wings parade is a tradition for newly qualified pilots, but soon the helicopters be replaced by Wildcat and Merlin models. The Lynx has been in operation since 1978.
A rare pig belonging to the Princess Royal was savaged by a wild boar which got into its pen in Gloucestershire.
The princess reportedly told a conference of farmers that her Gloucestershire Old Spot boar was killed on Tuesday night.
It was nearby on the M4 earlier this week that a wild boar caused a car accident in which 47-year-old Raymond Green died.
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It has emerged that a tree planted to commemorate the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been uprooted and stolen from Tetbury churchyard.
The theft took place from St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalen, Church Street, sometime between 21 and 28 November.
The offenders pulled out the six feet high ‘wedding cake’ tree (‘Cornus Controversa Variegata’), which had been planted in 2011 by The Duchess of Cornwall in honour of the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
It is owned by Tetbury Town Council.
The Duke of York is in Swindon today, opening the University Technical College.
He has been chatting to students at the new college, which will educate 600 young people, helping to prepare them for work or university.
The Duke is patron of an educational trust, and has said he is passionate about creating opportunities for young people in engineering and manufacturing.
A cloak worn by Haile Selassie during his exile in Bath has gone on sale on Ebay.
The emperor of Ethiopia wore it on formal occasions during his stay in the city from 1936 to 1941.
The Friends of Fairfield House where he lived at the time are appealing for help to add it to their collection.
You can follow the sale here.
The Prince of Wales has been out and about in his home county of Gloucestershire.
He met schoolchildren, business reps and organisers before opening Festomane, The Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering. It was founded in 2012 to promote Stroud's heritage and showcase local employment and training in the sector.
Prince Charles was at his namesake school in Dorset yesterday to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The prince dropped in to the Prince of Wales School in Dorchester, met some of the pupils and planted a tree to mark the occasion.
He originally laid the foundation stone in 1993 and officially opened the building two years later.