WW2 pilot Wilson Taylor's 70-year wait for wings
A former Newcastle airman has been presented with his wings nearly 70 years after qualifying for them after campaigning to receive the honour.
Wilson Taylor, 89, from Newcastle, trained as a pilot in Canada during World War Two and qualified in August 1945 as the war ended.
Having not completed operational flying duties, his wings were provisional.
But after a campaign, which included writing to the Queen, the RAF agreed to make an exception to its rules.
22 Aug 2014
- From the section Tyne & Wear