A fleet of Dakota's took off at lunchtime from an airfield at Lee-on-the-Solent - in the largest cross channel formation since the war.
When they are over Normandy 100 parachutists will jumped out of the planes as part of the 70th anniversary commemorations of D-Day.
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Wednesday morning's weather for the east of the region
Wednesday morning's weather for the west of the region
War medals belonging to the late Great Escaper Bernard Jordan will be auctioned for charity.