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Last Updated: Friday, 6 August, 2004, 05:21 GMT 06:21 UK
Spitfire landing remembers D-Day
Spitfire
Vintage aircraft will be on display during the event
Three Spitfires are to land at the former RAF Chailey airstrip, East Sussex, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day summer.

Visitors to the airstrip this weekend will also be able to see other vintage aircraft including Hurricanes, Mustangs and Harvards.

Dame Vera Lynn, famous for her wartime songs, has been invited.

One of the Spitfires is one of the last remaining airworthy D-Day aircraft after being recently restored.

Owner Carolyn Grace has flown the Spitfire since 1990 after she and her husband Nick rescued the plane from a museum and restored it.

After Mr Grace died in 1998, Mrs Grace learned to fly it and continues to keep it on display.

Fighter pilot Peter Ayerst, 84, from Beckenham, Kent, who flew through the Battle of Britain, will be signing copies of his book at the airshow.




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