Prince Harry has chosen a picture of himself with a Battle of Britain veteran as the image for his Christmas card.In the picture Harry is holding the hand of 95-year-old Tom Neil, an ex-wing commander and Hurricane and Spitfire pilot, who fought in the famous aerial battle.
The photograph was taken on the day a Battle of Britain flypast was held to mark the 75th anniversary of the conflict.The Prince celebrated his 31st birthday that day - September 15 - and was due to fly in one of four two-seater Spitfires taking part.But when one of the vintage aircraft developed mechanical problems he stepped aside and allowed Mr Neil to have his place.
During the event a total of 33 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Bristol Blenheim bombers flew from Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex before dispersing across wartime airfields over the South of England.A Kensington Palace spokesman said: "Prince Harry has chosen this photograph with Battle of Britain veteran Tom Neil for his Christmas card."He considered it a great honour to meet Tom during the Battle of Britain flypast in September. It was one of his most memorable moments of 2015."