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The historic planes will fly over Scarborough at 4.40pm and Bridlington at 4.44pm today
The historic planes will fly over Scarborough at 4.40pm and Bridlington at 4.44pm today

Spitfires will fly over Bridlington and Scarborough later today to mark the 75th anniversary of a German attack during World War Two.

It will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Eagle Attack, the first day of Unternehmen Adlerangriff, the German operation to destroy the Royal Air Force in World War II.

Up to 13 Spitfires will launch from Humberside Airport and split into three sections of aircraft to fly over as many villages, towns and cities as fuel will allow, enabling the public to see and hear the historic aircraft and remember the sacrifices made by the young men of Fighter Command 75 years ago.

Several of the historic aircraft are expected to fly over Scarborough at 4.40pm and Bridlington at 4.44pm today.

The destruction of the Royal Air Force would have cleared the way for the invasion of Britain. The German attacks on 13th August 1940 inflicted significant damage and casualties on the ground but they did not make a significant impression of Fighter Command’s ability to defend British air space.