A World War Two veteran with over 20 medals had his funeral today- organised by the Newark RAF Association.
Jim Auton MBE, who passed away last January at the age of 95, is believed to be the last remaining member of the 1944 Warsaw Air Brigade- an operation to drop supplies to Polish resistance fighters.
The 63-day battle was ultimately unsuccessful, with 150,000 civilians killed, but Jim was awarded by numerous countries for his brave efforts, being made an MBE in 2000.
The veteran completed 37 missions with 178 squadron before being injured in battle, losing vision in his right eye at 20 years old.
Jim had his Newark Parish Church. Due to him having no living relatives, the RAF association, a charity Jim was part of for years, arranged the service.
The Queen’s Colour Squadron carried the hero’s coffin, with personnel from various RAF bases in attendance.