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Posted on Wednesday 26th October

A memorial to Second World War French airmen was unveiled in York Minster on Monday, 24 October, attended by Royal Air Force personnel from RAF Linton-on-Ouse and RAF Leeming, as well as dignitaries, French veterans and the heads of the RAF and the French Air Force.

The event commemorated the war efforts of two Free French heavy bomber squadrons at RAF Elvington. It was marked with a flypast of 16 aircraft including 9 RAF Tucano aircraft, a French Rafale fighter jet and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster bomber.

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