Prince George makes first visit to RIAT.

The Biggest military air show in the world attracts a royal visit every year (hence the Royal in Royal International Air Tattoo), but this year the biggest royal family landed at Fairford.

PRINCE WILLIAM, CATHRINE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND PRINCE GEORGE, on his first official visit, met with the Air Cadets, The Red Arrows and visited a Squirrel helicopter, the model of helicopter that Prince William trained on while in the RAF.

Later in the day the royal party paid a visit to the Australian 33 Squadron aircraft on static display.

“We only had about 30 minutes notice”, said one of the crew “but it was a great privilege to show Prince George around the cockpit”.


Two Galleries of the visit.

Prince George and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the 33 Squadron KC 30 A tanker during their visit on Friday. The Prince visited 33 Squadron when he was taken to Australia as a boy.

He then went to visit the Shuttleworth Collection Sea Hurricane.PICTURES BY RACHEL DAVIS.