Battle of Britain memorial flypast route in pictures: Prince Harry gives up Spitfire seat as David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn commemorate WWII 75th anniversary

 
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Planes are flying to commemorate the Battle of Britain (Source: Getty)

Thousands of people across the south of England, including His Royal Highness Prince Harry, have watched the impressive sight of a classic World War II flypast to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain today.

Prince Harry was in attendance at Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex where around 40 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheims participated in the display, which started at noon today.

His Royal Highness, who was celebrating his 31st birthday today, was due to fly in one of the Spitfires, but gave up his seat to 95-year-old veteran Tom Neil, an ex-wing commander and Battle of Britain Hurricane and Spitfire pilot, so that he could take part instead.

While much of the action took place in the skies above the south east of England, back in London Prime Minister David Cameron and new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were among those to attend a remembrance service at St Paul's Cathedral to mark the day. The new Labour leader came under fire for remaining silent while the national anthem was sung.

Spitfire pilot training school Boultbee which is involved in the events,shared pictures of the day on Twitter, showing that the clouds broke to let some sunshine through for anyone watching the flypast.

And in Surrey, aviation and photography enthusiast Dan Hannington shared this film of the planes overhead.

And in Reading, recruitment firm Roc Search shared this video.

East Dene on the Isle of Wight had blue skies

While in Guildford, the planes could be spotted against the grey sky.

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