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WW2 pilot Wilson Taylor's 70-year wait for wings

22 August 2014 Last updated at 11:41 BST

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.