Kaz Yajima 100th Birthday

Our last remaining WW2 Hurricane veteran, Kaz Yajima, celebrated his 100th birthday on Thursday 15th December at Teeside Airport. The event was organised by Sqn Ldr Clive Mitchell. Air Cdre Adam Samson represented the Chief of Air Staff, a Guard of Honour was provided by RAF Leeming and there was a flypast by two Typhoons of 6 Squadron. 6 Squadron Association was represented by our President AVM Bob Judson, George Robertson, Gordon Lowery, and Allen Vernon.

Kaz was presented with his WW2 medals which he had not received on demob from the RAF in 1946. The event was filmed by ITV and appeared on the national news that evening. You can view the video here: