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Jake Groves great grandfather Sqn Ldr Eadger Badcoe (centre, back)
A teenager inspired by his war hero great grandfather who flew in the Battle of Britain has become on the Britain's youngest ever pilots by completing his first solo flight on his 16th birthday.
Jake Groves spent his birthday following in his great grandfather Squadron Leader Edgar Badcoe's flightpath by singlehandedly flying a light aircraft over Bournemouth, Dorset.
Sqn Ldr Badcoe served in the RAF during the Second World War and was awarded the DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross), the highest decoration in the RAF, and Bar
for his part in dangerous missions to attack Frankfurt and Dusseldorf in 1943.