Exact time and locations Red Arrows set to fly over parts of Essex as part of D-Day squadron

Flight Lieutenant Paul Wise sits at the controls of a C47 Dakota, like that which flew during the D-Day invasion, at Le Havre Airport in France
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Residents in parts of Essex might be able to catch a glimpse at hugely historic aircraft as they travel close to the county in a D-Day celebration. The 'D-Day Squadron' is set to feature at a commemoration of the historic event at the Imperial War Museum on the Essex and Cambridgeshire border.

The D-Day Squadron is expected to perform a fly-past of the site at 12 noon with a full flying display to begin at 1pm. There is due to be a flypast from the Red Arrows as well as other historic aircraft on Sunday (June 2).

The Airshow at Duxford is to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 1944. It was when Allied forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France.

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The D-Day Squadron consists of seven Dakotas, seven Doughlas DC-3s and C-47s from the USA and Europe.

According to Military Airshows, the D-Day Squadron will depart from the North Weald airfield at around 11:30am. They will then cross near to Harlow en-route to Ware (11:35am) and then onto Duxford (11:50am).

Their return journey will head via Haverhill (12:20pm), towards Chelmsford (12:30pm) and then onto Seaford (1pm). According to the website's rough travel route, the aircraft will pass near to Tilbury, Billericay, Widford in Chelmsford, Felsted and Great Badfield.

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