D-Day 75th Anniversary flight over Beachy Head.'Photo Jon Rigby

D-Day flypast in pictures

Eastbourne veterans were among the thousands of people who gathered on Beachy Head to see the D-Day flypast on Wednesday (June 5).

More than 25 vintage Second World War planes – including Dakotas and Spitfires – appeared across the skyline shortly after 5pm, a little later than scheduled after taking off from Duxford airfield in Cambridgeshire for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. All photos by Jon Rigby.

D-Day 75th Anniversary flight over Beachy Head.'Photo Jon Rigby

1. D-Day 75th Anniversary flight over Beachy Head. Photo Jon Rigby

D-Day 75th Anniversary flight over Beachy Head.'Photo Jon Rigby
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D-Day 75th Anniversary flight over Beachy Head.'Photo Jon Rigby

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D-Day 75th Anniversary flight over Beachy Head.'Photo Jon Rigby
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D-Day 75th Anniversary flight over Beachy Head.'Photo Jon Rigby

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D-Day 75th Anniversary flight over Beachy Head.'Photo Jon Rigby
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