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Top 10 blogs of 2016

We had lots of great blogs on our website in 2016. Find out which ones were in our top 10.

1. Even devastating war injuries couldn't keep teenaged sweethearts apart. How Guinea Pig Alan 'Fingers' Morgan and wife Ella came to fall in love and how 72 years later they are still enjoying married life.

2. "My amazing 113 year old mum". Before she sadly died in July Derek Hermiston told us all about his remarkable mum, Gladys Hooper, who at 113 was the UK's oldest person.

3. Anchors away for RAF veteran in Rio Paralympics. Before he flew to Rio, John Robertson shared with us his excitement of getting to compete in the Paralympic Games.

4."We will always be grateful to the Fund for what they have done". When Sophia Andrew's father was killed in Afghanistan in 2006, the RAF Benevolent Fund was there to support Sophia and her family.

5. French honour for Battle of Britain veteran. RAF veteran Stan Hartill received France's highest decoration, the Legion d'honneur for his services during the D-Day landings.

6. The town that didn't stare. How the town of East Grinstead showed care and compassion to the disfigured and injured Guinea Pigs of Sir Archibald McIndoe.

7. The danger of flight. Serving as aircrew in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was one of the most dangerous roles in the First World War.

8. "The true heroes are the partners who stay at home and hold the fort whilst you're away". After four months away from his family, Corporal Martyn West returned home early from a tour of the Falklands, surprising his young daughters – all of which was captured on film by his wife, Danielle.

9. 54 (Reserve) Squadron mark centenary year. A history of this Squadron which has been associated with some of the most iconic aircraft of all time.

10. Youngsters from RAF Lossiemouth mark The Queen's 90th birthday. Airplay Lossiemouth's special party in honour of HM The Queen's birthday.

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