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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, please see the sections of this website about Cooper Pattinson and Wavell Wakefield. Whilst serving in the RAF, on 10 May 1918 Pattinson was a pilot of a Felixtowe flying boat which shot down a Zeppelin, and on 1 November 1918 Wakefield landed a Sopwith Pup on the after deck of HMS Vindictive. Also, it is 75 years since Pattinson and Wakefield flew a glider from Windermere on 3/ 7 February 1943.