A FLEET of eight Dakota aircraft will fly from Lee-on-the-Solent in an act of commemoration of D-Day.
It is due to take place on June 4 at 11am to 11.30am and parachutists will then land at Normandy.
And on June 3 there will be a memorial flypast at 7.15pm with the RAF’s Battle of Britain Flight making three flypasts with a Lancaster, two Spitfires and a Dakota.
Then there will be a Royal Navy flight with a Sea Fury, followed by a civilian Dakota.
The Dakota will then drop biodegradable poppies into the Solent in an act of remembrance.
As reported, families in Lee-on-the-Solent have opened up their doors for visiting parachutists and crew ahead of the major commemorations next month. The events can be watched from Marine Parade East.
n A previous report said the flypast on June 3 was happening on June 4.