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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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Jeremy Corbyn arrives for Battle of Britain memorial

Jeremy Corbyn, centre, arrives with deputy leader Tom Watson, left.

Newly-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has arrived for his first official engagement at the Battle of Britain memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral.

He was wearing a tie and was accompanied by his deputy Tom Watson.

There had been suggestions Mr Corbyn wasn't keen to attend but it seems such concerns were unfounded.

In a statement released to mark the ceremony, Mr Corbyn praised those who had helped Britain and the allies defeat the Nazis.

My mum served as an air raid warden and my dad in the Home Guard.

Like that whole generation, they showed tremendous courage and determination to defeat fascism. The heroism of the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain is something to which we all owe an enormous debt of gratitude.

The loss of life - both civilian and military - should be commemorated so that we both honour their lives and do all that we can to ensure future generations are spared the horrors of war.

– Jeremy Corbyn MP, Labour leader

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