Hands-on with historic World War II planes

From left, BAE Systems apprentice Charlie Easey, Squadron Leader Dunc Mason, Officer Commanding BBMF, and BAE Systems apprentice  Neil Rutledge.
From left, BAE Systems apprentice Charlie Easey, Squadron Leader Dunc Mason, Officer Commanding BBMF, and BAE Systems apprentice Neil Rutledge.
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Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster - arguably the three most famous planes in the history of powered flight.

And two high flying apprentices will have the privilege of working on them after learning their skills in Doncaster.

Charlie Easey, aged 22, left, and Neil Rutledge, 24, pictured with squadron leader Dun Mason, have started a three-month placement with the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Their job will be to keep the planes that helped win the Second World War flying.

The posting comes after both completed training on the BAE Systems aircraft maintenance and support programme.

Neil trained at the company’s RJ Mitchell Academy at Doncaster Airport.