Second World War veteran says Sunderland International Airshow is ‘one of the best’

A p%! Mustang in action at Sunderland Airshow yesterday.
A p%! Mustang in action at Sunderland Airshow yesterday.
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A Second World War veteran is among thousands of visitors to this year’s Sunderland International Airshow.

Dennis Pearcy, 91, was a Mustang pilot with the RAF the 1940s.

Veteran fighter pilot Dennis Pearcy, 91.

Veteran fighter pilot Dennis Pearcy, 91.

A similar aeroplane is due to feature in this year’s show.

Dennis escorted bomber planes on missions over occupied France and enemy Germany.

Dennis, from Blackpool, said: “My friend and I come every year, it’s one of the best air shows.

“You are guaranteed to see something good.”

A Battle of Britain Memorial Flight had to be cancelled on Saturday due to the weather.

It was due to be held today and is set to feature a Lancaster bomber, Spitfire and Hurricane.

Keith Miller of the memorial team said: “We commemorate all those who served and fought in the airforce from World War One right through to the present day.”

A display by RAF Falcons and Tigers parachute team was also called off on Saturday.

Crowds are also enjoying fairground rides, flight simulators and various stalls by the armed forces.