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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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Veterans to be honoured in Battle of Britain service

Veterans and current RAF personnel have arrived at St Paul's Cathedral ahead of a service commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

RAF personnel outside St Paul's Cathedral.

One of those outside the famous London landmark ahead of today's ceremony was 94-year-old Eileen Younghusband, who helped track aircraft during the three-and-a-half month battle.

Younghusband was 18 when she joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, and detected the first of Hitler's V2 rockets as they fell on London.

Eileen Younghusban, 95, speaks to ITV News outside St Paul's Cathedral. Credit: Libby Wiener/ITV News

Another veteran, former Hurricane pilot William Clark, was presented with the Africa Star outside the cathedral as he celebrated turning 95.

Former Hurricane pilot William Clark presented with the Africa Star on his 95th birthday. Credit: Libby Wiener/ITV News

The service will be followed by an aerial display at Goodwood in Sussex, during which Prince Harry will fly a Spitfire to mark the anniversary.

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