Sgt Alan Robinson and Spitfire
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RAF Waddington amputee Spitfire pilot flies solo

An RAF technician has become the first amputee to fly a Spitfire solo since 1946.

Sgt Alan Robinson, from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, lost a leg in a motorcycle accident five years ago.

Sgt Robinson had only limited flying experience when he took part in a scheme backed by Prince Harry for wounded service personnel.

He said he was inspired by the example of legendary World War II fighter pilot Douglas Bader.

  • 02 Dec 2016