Battle of Britain memorial flypast: Spitfires and Hurricanes fly over London in honour of 75th anniversary as Westminster Abbey service takes place

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A flypast of WWII planes commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain has taken to the skies above London, as a service was held at Westminster Abbey.

The memorial flight of Hurricanes and Spitfires made there way over Westminster and across London at lunch time on Sunday, as part of a service honouring veterans, attended by Prince Charles.

It's one of several flypasts to take place this year. Prince Harry gave up his seat in a Spitfire earlier this week for a veteran to take part, while polticians, among others, attended a service at St Paul's.

Today's service in Westminster was attended by veterans. their families and dignitaries, as well as Prince Charles, who laid a wreath in memory.

The RAF lost 540 personel in the battle.

Veterans at Westminster Abbey remember the Battle of Britain (SOurce: Getty)

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