David Beckham carries the Olympic torch as it arrives at RNAS Culdrose
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Olympic torch flame arrives in UK for 2012 relay

The Olympic flame has landed in the UK ready for the London 2012 torch relay after being flown from Athens, Greece.

David Beckham used it to light a cauldron after the plane, also carrying Princess Anne and Locog chair Lord Coe, arrived at a Cornish air base.

Flight BA2012, a gold-coloured A319 named The Firefly, was greeted at RNAS Culdrose by cheering crowds.

David Bond reports.

  • 18 May 2012
  • From the section UK
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