02:38PM, Wednesday 13 April 2016
A memorial marker in Windsor was unveiled by The Duke of Edinburgh on Monday.
Prince Philip was on hand to mark the installation of the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust (ABCT) memorial marker at Smith's Lawn Airfield in Windsor Great Park
In 1952 The Duke of Edinburgh made his first solo flight from Smith's Lawn in a de Havilland Chipmunk, despite official closure of the airfield in 1945.
He was the last person to officially fly from the airfield in the early months of 1953.
Smith's Lawn was used as a final assembly factory airfield for Vickers-Armstrongs after an attack on its main base at Brooklands in 1940.
It also served in the Second World War as a relief landing ground for RAF Tiger Moth trainers and a base for American military transport aircraft.
After the war, aviation activity stopped and wartime buildings were gradually demolished or removed.
Air cadets from Maidenhead welcomed Prince Philip to the old airfield.
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