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Prince Harry joins Battle of Britain commemorations

A memorial fly past of 40 Second World War-era fighter planes took place today to mark the 75th Anniversary of victory in the Battle of Britain.

After a service at St Paul's Cathedral, Prince Harry joined veterans at the flypast at Goodwood in Sussex - though gave up his place on a scheduled Spitfire flight after one of the planes suffered a mechanical issue.

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Battle of Britain planes take to skies in anniversary display

Vintage World War Two aircraft, including the famous Spitfires and Hurricanes, took to the skies over West Sussex this afternoon to mark 75 years since victory in the Battle of Britain.

During the flypast, around 40 vintage planes flew in formation above Goodwood Aerodrome before dispersing across wartime airfields over the south of England.

It amounted to the biggest gathering of Battle of Britain aircraft since the Second World War - with planes coming from across the UK, Europe and the United States.

Prince Harry was due to fly in one of four two-seater Spitfires, but after a mechanical fault on one he gave up his place so a 95-year-old veteran and two injured servicemen could still take part in the display.

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