Flights delayed: Where to see the Battle of Britain tribute by Spitfires and Hurricanes today

Ready for takeoff at Goodwood today. Picture: Tom Cotterill PPP-150915-111129001
Ready for takeoff at Goodwood today. Picture: Tom Cotterill PPP-150915-111129001
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A spectacular Battle of Britain air display to be held in the skies above West Sussex and Hampshire today has been delayed by poor weather conditions.

Prince Harry will be a special guest at Goodwood for the launch of the vintage Second World War planes. They were due to take off at midday but late this morning the start of the event was put back two hours.

The royal will join veterans and wounded servicemen for a special ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain today.


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Spitfire  Picture: Richard Cooke PPP-150914-110718001

Spitfire Picture: Richard Cooke PPP-150914-110718001

The day is also the Prince’s 31st birthday and he will celebrate it by inspecting the planes and meeting the crews who will be flying them.

The event will mark his return to royal duties following a three-month stint in Africa where he has been carrying out conservation work.

The greatest showing of Spitfires and Hurricanes seen since 1945 will take off from Goodwood for a special Battle of Britain display.

Close to 50 of the famous planes will take flight from Goodwood Aerodrome to mark the 75th anniversary of a key victory in the battle on September 15, 1940.

The planes are due to to fly a variety of routes in southern England. One, the pink section, is scheduled to fly west along a coastal path that passes Portsmouth and Gosport.

For details on where you can see the flypast, click here

The vintage planes will take to the skies and gather over Selsey bill before ‘breaking wing’ and soaring over towns hit by the German bombers during the Second World War.

For live updates on the flypast see the Boultbee Twitter page

For events commemorating the Battle of Britain across the area click here