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Hundreds attend funeral for RAF couple who died with no living relatives

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of an elderly RAF couple in Telford, who died within days of each other.

Victor and Edna Barnett met during the war, while working at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire and were married for 68 years.

101-year-old Victor and 91-year-old Edna had no children and no surviving relatives.

Only five people were expected at the funeral, but the RAF stepped in and put out an appeal on social media for guests to attend.

Victor and Edna Barnett Credit: ITV Central

Victor was a Royal Air Force flight sergeant and highly respected radar technician who served on 617 sqn at the time of the Dambusters' Raid.

He was part of the engineering team preparing Lancaster bombers for the mission.

Meanwhile Edna was in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and worked in air traffic control.

Victor and Edna met at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire Credit: ITV Central

At the funeral, RAF personnel carried their coffins and saluted a helicopter fly-past.

Victor died on 21 December, while Edna died ten days later on New Year's Eve.