TV newsreader Jan Leeming is to become a vice-president of the Allied Air Forces Memorial at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, near York.

Ms Leeming will join the Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Stephen Dalton, and the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, in the post from January 1.

The memorial is the only one of its kind in Europe, commemorating the airmen and women from all over the world who fought with Britain since the First World and up to the present day, in particular the 58,000 airmen and women from over 18 allied countries who died during the Second World War.