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Last Updated: Friday, 9 May, 2003, 11:08 GMT 12:08 UK
Historic flypast called off
Spitfire
A Spitfire and Dakota were forced to turn back by the weather

An historic flypast by wartime planes to mark Liberation Day celebrations in Jersey has been cancelled.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was due to arrive in the island on Thursday, but it was delayed due to low cloud at its base at Coningsby.

A Spitfire and a Dakota eventually took off for Jersey on Friday morning and were aiming to fly along St Aubin's Bay to La Rocque, then do a teardrop turn and fly over Liberation Square.

But the return of cloudy skies forced them to turn back to the UK.

The celebrations are taking place to remember the liberation of Jersey from German occupation 58 years ago.




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