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Special remembrance service held at RNAS Yeovilton

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Hundreds of people gathered at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset today for a special service, including a flypast, ahead of Armistice Day tomorrow, 11 November.

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Those in attendance included servicemen and women based on the adjacent air base.

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The service, which had people filling the church yard, entailed a roll of honour of names of those who lost their lives in the past year while serving.

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The last surviving swordfish bomber aircraft from the Second World War and a wild cat helicopter partook in the 11am flypast.

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RNAS Yeovilton is one of the Navy's two principal air bases, and one of the busiest military airfields in the UK. It is home to more than 100 aircrafts, including the Fleet Air Arm Wildcat Force and vintage aircraft of the RN Historic Flight.

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Yeovilton supplies aircraft to all Navy ships around the world. It was first formed in 1912, being firmly established during the first world war.

Around 4,300 people are employed on the site.