A Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, consisting of a spitfire and a hurricane, will fly past the funeral of Dame Vera Lynn today. The forces sweetheart will be laid to rest in a private ceremony today in Sussex, where she lived.
Dame Vera Lynn passed away on 18 June at the age of 103.
A hurricane and a spitfire will complete a flypast to pay tribute to her while her funeral takes place.
The planes will take off from RAF Coningsby, in Lincolnshire, and fly over the funeral procession, which will pause to watch, in Ditchling in East Sussex at around midday, and it is not known how many passes they will complete.
There are currently only 12 airworthy hurricanes left in the world.
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