PHOTO: Spitfire flypast pays tribute to WWII fighter pilot’s funeral

Spitfire flypast at funeral. Photo by Martin Dighton. SUS-150917-175925001
Spitfire flypast at funeral. Photo by Martin Dighton. SUS-150917-175925001
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A pair of Spitfires flew over the funeral of a World War Two fighter pilot in Eastbourne today (September 17).

The flight was in honour of Maurice Macey, a former Spitfire pilot from Pevensey who died at home aged 92 on Friday September 4.

Spitfire flypast at funeral. Photo by Martin Dighton. SUS-150917-175937001

Spitfire flypast at funeral. Photo by Martin Dighton. SUS-150917-175937001

The aircraft, from Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger, flew above the funeral service in Eastbourne Crematorium at 4pm.

Mr Macey helped protect Eastbourne from bombing runs during World War Two.

To read more about his life including his time as a prisoner of war click here

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