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Disabled pilots on round Britain flight reach John O'Groats

Flying for Freedom Image copyright KIRK WATSON/JORDAN SUMMERS
Image caption Flying for Freedom involves wounded service personnel

A team of wounded service personnel have reached John O'Groats during their attempt to navigate the British coastline in a fleet of microlights.

The disabled pilots have been flying in stages from Land's End in Cornwall.

The effort aims to raise awareness of the not-for-profit organisation Flying for Freedom, a partner of the charity Help for Heroes.

A Flying for Freedom team completed the same trip in 2015. It was the first time such an attempt had been made.

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Image caption This year's flight is being documented by photographers Kirk Watson and Jordan Summers

A film about that journey is to be shown in Aboyne in Aberdeenshire on Thursday night.

The documentary was made by film-maker and adventurer Kirk Watson, who is from Torphins in Aberdeenshire and now lives in Aviemore in the Cairngorms.

This year's flight began earlier this month is due to be completed on 17 July.

Mr Watson and photographer Jordan Summers have been documenting the latest trip.

Image copyright KIRK WATSON/JORDAN SUMMERS
Image copyright KIRK WATSON/JORDAN SUMMERS
Image copyright KIRK WATSON/JORDAN SUMMERS
Image copyright KIRK WATSON/JORDAN SUMMERS
Image copyright KIRK WATSON/JORDAN SUMMERS

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