A Battle of Britain pilot from Warwickshire will be the guest of honour at an event to mark the 70th anniversary this weekend.
Squadron Leader Tony Pickering is now 90 and flew a Hurricane when the German air force tried to overcome the RAF during the summer and autumn of 1940.
He will be the headline name at the Battle of Britain 70th anniversary celebrations at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday.
Sqd Ldr Pickering, from Rugby, will take part in a question and answer session between noon and 2pm.
He was just 19 years old when he was fast-tracked into active service to take on the Luffwaffe in July 1940 after just three short flights in a Hurricane.
Two months later his aircraft was hit by enemy fire and he was forced to use his parachute before the plane crashed to the ground. His question and answer session is one of the highlights of the weekend.
It will be packed with events and exhibitions for the whole family, including a fly past on both days from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota.
There will be Merlin & Griffon engine demonstrations, a performance by the RAF Band on Sunday and a chance to see how a World War Two emergency operations room operated.
The Large Model Association will have a display of Battle of Britain aircraft. Also on display will be a selection of 1940s military vehicles.
For more information about the Battle of Britain Weekend event, contact the museum on 01902 376200 or visit www.rafmuseum.org.