Spitfires and Messerschmitts fly over Daedalus for Hollywood blockbuster Dunkirk

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Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly's coffin being carried by men who served alongside him at the 'Red and Green Life Machine' during the Falklands conflict, at his funeral at HMS Raleigh in Torpoint, Cornwall Picture: LPhot Ken Gaunt/Royal Navy/MoD/Crown copyright/PA Wire

Tributes paid to larger than life Royal Navy medic who saved lives in the Falklands War

  • Filming for 2017 blockbuster Dunkirk takes place
  • Helicopters used to film recreation of wartime dogfights
  • Movie will star Tom Hardy
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WORLD War Two aircraft are staging mock dogfights over the Solent as part of filming for a blockbuster movie.

Spitfires and Messerschmitts have been spotted over Daedalus for the film Dunkirk, which is set to be released in 2017.

Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Tom Hardy and Harry Styles, Dunkirk tells the story of the 1940 evacuation of Allied soldiers who were surrounded by German troops on the beach of the French town.

Helicopters have been seen filming mock dogfights in the skies.