A historic flypast involving around 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The flypast, which began from Goodwood airfield in West Sussex, is the largest collection of Battle of Britain aircraft in one place since the Second World War.

Prince Harry joined the veterans and was due to take part but gave up one of his seats for a veteran when one of the Spitfires was grounded. The aircraft were dispersed across southern England, with planes flying to various WWII airfields including Biggin Hill, Duxford, North Weald, and Northolt.

A memorial service was also held at St Paul's Cathedral, attended by Prime Minister David Cameron and new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The Battle of Britain, an aerial campaign over the UK's skies that was fought tooth and nail between the Royal Air Force and Nazi Germany, was one of the pivotal moments of the Second World War. The flypast marks the day, on 15 September 1940, when the Luftwaffe launched its heaviest attack on Britain.