Aircraft mark D-Day landings as town remembers the war

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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.