Bomber flypast for Doncaster RAF bomber hero Eric

The Lancaster bomber
The Lancaster bomber

A Lancaster bomber will stage a dramatic flypast over Doncaster today to mark the 100th birthday of a World War Two veteran.

Weather permitting, the iconic aircraft will fly over the Mansion House on Monday in honour of Flight Lieutenant Eric Clarke who flew aboard Lancasters and was mentioned in despatches during the conflict.

The RAF Association, of which Mr Clarke, of Carcroft, was a founder member, will be holding a civic reception for his milestone birthday at the Mansion House from 2pm, with the public able to gather outside to watch the flypast at around 4.30pm.

Mr Clarke was a member of Bomber Command and Air Marshall Sir Dusty Miller KBE, the President of the RAF Association, will be taking the salute at the flypast as well as making a presentation.