Spitfire flypast remembers The Few
The biggest flypast of Spitfires and Hurricanes since the Battle of Britain soared over Kent on Tuesday in one of Britain’s most significant aviation tributes.
About 40 of the Second World War planes took to the skies over the south of England to mark the 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain Day.
The aircraft descended from across the UK, USA and Europe on the Spitfire flying school, Boultbee Flight Academy, at Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex, where the likes of Prince Harry watched the spectacle.
After a delayed take-off because of bad weather, the planes dispersed and passed over iconic locations connected with the battle, including the White Cliffs of Dover and Biggin Hill.
Three of the planes passed over Ashford and the flypast was also seen in Lydd, at the Battle of Britain memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, Headcorn, Gravesend, Canterbury, Manston, Margate, Detling, Rochester and Tunbridge Wells.
The event, organised by the academy, brought together more Battle of Britain aircraft in one place than at any time since the Second World War.
The Battle of Britain was one of the pivotal moments in British history, when thousands of airmen defeated the Luftwaffe and thwarted Hitler’s plan to invade the UK.