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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Amanda has a forecast of unsettled weather in the west for Bank Holiday
Amanda Houston has the latest weather forecast for the east of the Meridian region.
The latest weather forecast for the west of the Meridian region from Amanda Houston.