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Battle of Britain to be remembered with fighter plane fly-by

PUBLISHED: 16:28 06 September 2011 | UPDATED: 19:56 20 February 2013

Thursday 15 September sees a memorial with a difference at Capel-le-Ferne

Battle of Britain Day will be marked with a fighter plane fly-past at the National Memorial to the Few, in Capel-le-Ferne.


Thursday 15 September will see a Supermarine Spitfire and a Hawker Hurricane flying over the memorial at 11.05am as part of the annual remembrance service.


Standard bearers and members of ex-service organisations from across the county have been invited to take part in the 11am service led by the Rev Sue White, Priest of St Radigunds, Capel-le-Ferne.


Canterbury-based Action Stations!, a company that allows passenger to fly in a helicopter alongside fighter planes in order to witness them in their natural environment, has arranged the fly-past for the first time this year.


The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, which looks after the site at Capel-le-Ferne, is currently trying to raise a seven-figure sum to build a new visitor attraction at the site and has enjoyed strong support from Action Stations!


The Spitfire will also fly over the site on Wednesday 14 September and both aircraft will be in the skies above Capel-le-Ferne on Friday 16.

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