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20 years on: Villagers remember airmen killed in Hawk jet crash

Squadron Leader Mike Andrews and Flight Lieutenant Steve Todd. Credit: PA

A service is being held in Cumbria in memory of two RAF airmen who lost their lives twenty years ago.

Squadron Leader Mike Andrews and Flight Lieutenant Steve Todd were killed when the their Hawk Jet struck a railway bridge close to the village of Shap.

The men, from 100 squadron at RAF Leeming, were taking part in a training exercise when their aircraft came down.

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The pair were hailed as a heroes by villagers who said they had appeared to have steered away from the centre of the village, rather than eject.

Cadets gathered outside of St Michael's church in Shap ahead of the memorial ceremony, where people from across the county are expected gather to lay a wreath.