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Tom flies in 70 years on

There might have seemed nothing remarkable about the arrival of a light aircraft at Pocklington airfield on Saturday but on board was a man who last landed on that runway over 70 years ago.

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Tom Sayer DFM was a pilot with 102 Ceylon Squadron flying Halifax bombers from Pocklington in 1943 and 1944. He had flown up from High Wickham with Andy Hardy in Andy’s Cherokee.

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Until recently Tom was chairman of the 102 Squadron Association and although a regular visitor to Pocklington over many years this was his first return by air to his wartime base.

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You can see another photo of Tom and Andy and the story of their return flight on Andy’s Facebook page at


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