Spitfires and Hurricanes spotted over Eastbourne

Spitfires fly over for Battle of Britain anniversary. Photo by Nick Fontana. SUS-150915-154129001
Spitfires fly over for Battle of Britain anniversary. Photo by Nick Fontana. SUS-150915-154129001

A flight of classic Spitfires and Hurricanes has passed over Eastbourne to mark the 75th Anniversery of the Battle of Britain.

After low cloud cover delayed take-off for two-hours, the first flight of Spitfires passed over Eastbourne at around 3pm.

The planes flew over much of the Sussex coast after taking part in the largest flight of the aircraft since Word War Two from Goodwood Aerodrome earlier today (September 15).

The flypast is being held on Battle of Britain Day, the name given to September 15, 1940, when the Luftwaffe launched its largest and most intense attack against London.

Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheims from across Europe, the UK and US took part in the display.

Photo by Nick Fontana.

Did you get any photos of the Spitfires? Send your pictures to eastbourne.herald@jpress.co.uk

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