Fighter planes soar over England to remember Britain’s Hardest Day

Edith Hancock
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Yesterday marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle for Britain’s “Hardest Day”, when south east military bases came under attack from the German Luftwaffe, with both sides recording their greatest loss of aircrafts in battle.

The impressive commemorations involved 18 Spitfires and six Hurricanes flying over south east England. Staged from Biggin Hill yesterday afternoon, the planes took to the sky in three flight formations across the region.

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