Video has been released of Prince Harry performing stunts in a Spitfire over the chalk cliffs of southern England.

The young royal took to the skies after meeting with two former servicemen who had won places on a Spitfire scholarship training programme supported by the Endeavour Fund, which he set up alongside his brother, William, and the Duchess of Cambridge.

The fighter plane is filmed taking off in perfect formation with another spitfire in the footage shot in August. The Prince is sat in the back of the two-seater Spitfire with Phil O'Dell, Rolls-Royce's chief test pilot and head of flying, sitting in front

The fourth in line to the throne flies upside down in the aircraft, above the Isle of Wight. After performing a dramatic roll he hands over the controls to Mr O'Dell who prepares to perform a loop.

Harry, an Apache Helicopter commander who is known in the military as Captain Harry Wales, asks him: "What's the G (force) like on that?"

He winces when he hears the words "about two-and-a-half, three".

As they land at Boultbee Flight Academy in Goodwood, West Sussex, Harry says "my first landing in a Spitfire feels quite good" and when they come to a stop adds "all good things must come to an end".

Back on terra firma, the Prince met two men who have won a place on a Spitfire scholarship training programme for wounded servicemen and women. They will take part in an historic flypast being held later this year to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

The programme, which the prince launched last February

Nathan Forster, 27, a former private in the Parachute Regiment from South Shields, Tyne and Wear, and Corporal Alan Robinson, 36, an RAF aircraft technician from Market Rasen, Lincolnshire,

Mirroring the training Second World War Spitfire pilots received, the pilots have begun training on Chipmunk aircraft and will move on to a Harvard and finally the Spitfire.

The programme draws inspiration from Douglas Bader, who despite losing both his legs in a crash in 1931, claimed 20 individual aerial victories against the Nazis.

Mr Forster, whose left leg was severely damaged by an IED blast in Afghanistan, hopes to use the training to launch a career in aviation.

He said: "This is my Everest, to achieve a solo flight in an Spitfire. I never thought I would get close to the aircraft let alone fly it, it's every boys' dream to get into the cockpit.

"You cannot ask for anything better to fly as a pilot but the flipside is to experience, in a way, what the guys went through 70 years ago, training to fly for the Battle of Britain - its mind blowing how these young guys did it."