THE 72 Squadron Royal Air Force, responsible for training fast jet pilots, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a special weekend at its base in York.

Centre stage was a modern Tucano Jet aircraft that was painted in World War Two battle colours and given the same identity markings as one of the Squadron's Spitfires from the Battle of Britain.

This aircraft was named ‘Enniskillen’ and was paid for by the people of Fermanagh in support of the war effort.

Flying Officer Graham Dodds of the RAF Reserve was invited to join the celebration to mark the link with Fermanagh and the fact that Fermanagh RAF Cadets have the same Sqn number as the prestigious training Sqn.

He commented “It was an honour to attend these events and represent Fermanagh. 

“This jet stands as a solid reminder of the support of Fermanagh people to the RAF”.