Dakotas will take to skies of Brid

The festival will take place in Old Town and Bridlington Priory
The festival will take place in Old Town and Bridlington Priory

The skies of Bridlington will roar with the sounds of wartime this summer when a memorial flight soars over historic Old Town.

The Old Town Association confirmed the flypast on the Sunday of this year’s 1940s themed Summer Festival.

The spectacle will see a squadron of Dakotas soar above crowds this June, as visitors come to see the set of Dad’s Army for themselves.

Chairman of the Old Town Association, David Hinde, said: “This is fantastic news for Bridlington Old Town. It is just the icing on the cake for our fabulous 1940s Summer Festival which will bring thousands or people from far and wide to see the Dad’s Army filming location for themselves.

“We are delighted to be working with the Royal British Legion and give thanks to the Lords Feoffees for their offer of financial assistance.”

This year’s summer festival is set to be bigger and better and attract more visitors to historic Old Town than ever before. The event will take on a 1940s twist to mark the legacy of the Dad’s Army Film which was shot throughout Bridlington and East Yorkshire.

Many of the extras that featured in the film will be present during the festival, including Home Guard re-enactment units from Pontefract and Haworth.

The George Formby experience along with performer Lamour will also take to the stage on Sunday June 12.

And around 60 food stalls will line the streets of Old Town over the weekend Saturday June 11 to Sunday.