Where can you see the D-Day 75 flypast over Kent?

by My Kent Family reporter

This afternoon's D-Day fly past has been delayed.

Thirty four Dakotas are set to fly over Kent on Wednesday afternoon on their way to France.

The wartime aircraft will soar over the county on their way to take part in the 75th anniversary celebrations to recall the D-day landings of June 6, 1944.

The planes are flying over Kent on Wednesday on their way to France
The planes are flying over Kent on Wednesday on their way to France

The planes were due to leave Duxford Aerodrome at 1.40pm but it has since been announced by The Imperial War Museum that the aircraft have been delayed by almost two hours.

They aren't now expected to depart Duxford until 3.24pm.

Their zig-zag route currently remains unchanged and will take them over Colchester, Southend, Chatham, Maidstone and Eastbourne before they cross the Channel to fly to Le Havre and Caen Carpiquet. The planes should now fly over the Medway Towns at around 4.18pm and Maidstone at 4.21pm.

More than 800 Douglas C-47 Skytrains, known as Dakotas, were used to drop airborne troops behind enemy lines on D-Day. Many made repeated drops.

The planned route
The planned route

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