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Schoolchildren clear grave of Red Arrows mascot

A moving ceremony took place today involving a former Red Arrows pilot, who travelled to RAF Fairford to see a newly restored grave of a very special dog.

Dusty was the Red Arrows official mascot back in 1965, but was killed on the eve of the team's first ever display. Now a group of schoolchildren have helped clear Dusty's grave. Ken Goodwin reports.

Former pilot and school children visit Red Arrows mascot's grave

Henry Prince at Dusty's grave with his wife and school children Credit: ITV West Country/Ken Goodwin

A group of school children have helped clear Dusty's grave as the labrador's former owner and original Red Arrows pilot Henry Prince travelled to the grave at RAF Fairford to pay his respects.

School children help clear Dusty's grave Credit: ITV West Country/Ken Goodwin
A group of school children pay their respects to the former Red Arrows mascot, Dusty the labrador Credit: ITV West Country/Ken Goodwin


Original Red Arrows member back in Gloucestershire

One of the original members of the Red Arrows has been back to the Gloucestershire airbase where the world famous aerobatic team was created, as part of their 50th birthday celebrations.

Henry Prince is now 80 year old, but remembers flying with the arrows on their first public display in back in 1965. Ken Goodwin reports.