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RAF Fylingdales celebrate RAF100 in Whitby


STAFF from RAF Fylingdales linked up with Cross Butts Farm in Whitby last week to celebrate RAF100 and commemorate the first German aircraft to be shot down in England, a significant local event from the second world war.

Over 100 people from Royal Air Force Association, Royal British Legion, members of the public and personnel from the Station. Acting Station Commander, Squadron Leader Dave Metcalfe addressed the audience during a ceremony that included wreath laying and an incredible personal recollection of the dogfight over Scarborough by Norman Appleton.

Sqn Ldr Metcalfe said:

‘This has been an interesting day and our thanks go to John Morley and family, the owner of the Stables whose hospitality has been incredible.’ 

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