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Veteran remembers the Battle of Britain's fallen

Wing Commander Paul Farnes at The Wing on Sunday Credit: ITV News Meridian

It is more than three quarters of a century since the RAF took on the might of the Luftwaffe in the skies over Dover.

But time has not diminished the significance of that battle nor the desire of recent generations to pay homage to those who did so much to keep our island free.

At the weekend, once again, crowds gathered to pay respects to those who took part in the Battle of Britain.

From Capel le Ferne, Jenna Verdicchio reports.

Jenna spoke to Richard Hunting, Chairman of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust and Bridie Wakeford, Cadet Warrant Officer.

New bust unveiled - tribute to Battle of Britain visionary

A special ceremony was held for the unveiling

A tribute to one of the most visionary leaders of World War Two has been unveiled at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent. The bust of Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding, who led Fighter Command through 1940, was unveiled by Prince of Michael of Kent. John Ryall reports.

The interviewees are the sculptor, Will Davies; Richard Hunting from The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust; and Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM, a Battle of Britain fighter-pilot.

The statue is at the Battle of Britain memorial

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Tribute to the courage and skill of Battle of Britain pilots

The Battle of Britain was a response to a full scale assault from the Germans in an attempt to wipe out our fighting capacity, and launch a full-scale invasion.

Standing in the way of the Nazis were the pilots of Fighter Command. As Derek Johnson reports, they had courage and skill - but also a real sense of camaraderie.

Fabulous footage from Battle of Britain anniversary flypast

The Battle of Britain anniversary flypast was delayed until this afternoon. Around 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes took part.

First pictures of Battle of Britain anniversary flypast

Around 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes are flying across the South to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The flypast, from Goodwood, was delayed because of bad weather. More video will be uploaded during the afternoon.

Flypast today to mark Battle of Britain anniversary

Around 40 aircraft will take part in the flypast Credit: MOD

Around 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes will fly across the South today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Prince Harry will attend the Battle of Britain Flypast at Goodwood Aerodrome.

The prince will join Battle of Britain veterans and wounded servicemen supported by his Endeavour Fund for the flypast to mark the anniversary of victory in the Battle of Britain.

The event brings more Battle of Britain aircraft together in one place than at any time since World War Two.

There will be around 40 aircraft including the iconic Spitfires and Hurricanes.

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Battle of Britain spitfire recovered from Channel

The De Havilland propeller blade was recovered in nets by the coast at Folkestone Credit: ITV Meridian

Divers have retrieved part of a Spitfire that crashed in the English Channel 75 years ago during the Battle of Britain.

The De Havilland propeller blade was recovered in nets by the coast at Folkestone and is now at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum in Hawkinge.

The De Havilland propeller blade was recovered in nets by the coast at Folkestone Credit: ITV Meridian

It's thought to be from the plane flown by Sergeant Frederick Eley who was shot down and killed in July 1940.

ITV Meridian spoke to Dave Brocklehurst from the Kent Battle of Britain Museum.

Weather thwarts Spitfires but Veterans shine on Memorial Day

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent was in Folkestone this lunchtime, taking veterans' salutes at the National Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne.

Two spitfires and two hurricanes, that were scheduled to fly over the site as part of the Memorial Day celebrations, had to be cancelled due to bad weather. Andy Dickenson reports. We hear from Tom Neil, Hurricane pilot, 249 Squadron, and Terry Kane, Spitfire pilot, 234 Squadron.

Members of 'The Few' unveil Hawkinge memorial

A memorial has been put up honouring a former airfield in Kent which was used during the Battle of Britain.

Members of 'The Few' helped to unveil the memorial at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum which is on the site of the former Hawkinge airfield, which closed down in 1961.

There was also a flypast by a Spitfire from the Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger.

Kenneth Bannerman, Director General of the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust said: ''Hawkinge is unquestionably one of Britain’s greatest ever airfields.'

'ABCT is very pleased to be able to help honour this most illustrious place with our 39th memorial.''

Flypast to honour 'The Few' who fought in Battle of Britain

The Queen and senior Royal Family members have watched a fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain.

The spectacle is being held to mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain - one of the Second World War's pivotal conflicts which halted German invasion plans.

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