HUDDERSFIELD members of the Royal Air Forces Association were invited to a private air display to mark the end of the Second World War.
The RAF's Central Flying School at Cranwell, Lincolnshire, trains flying instructors.
It also used to be the base for the elite pilots of the world- famous Red Arrows aerobatics team.
As Cranwell held its annual reunion the pilots of the famous formation of Hawk jets gave a display of their skills.
Huddersfield Rafa branch secretary Tony Bailey said: "Our members have been on the waiting list to visit Cranwell for some time.
"So I was delighted when we were given a last-minute invitation to join this special event.
"Some of our members also had an opportunity to try their hands at a flight simulator!" he added
For 82-year-old branch vice- president Frank Smith the visit was the culmination of a memorable week.
It had included a visit to Buckingham Palace, where he sat alongside Prime Minister Tony Blair at a luncheon the Queen gave for war veterans.