D-Day 75 flypast: Route dozens of planes will take over Britain – will YOU see them?

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings a cross-channel flyover is taking place today.

Organised by the Imperial War Museum it is part of an effort to recreate the campaign which helped end the Second World War.

The landings in Normandy on June 6 1944 marked the opening of a critical third front against Nazi Germany and started the liberation of western Europe.

Thousands of troops landed on the beaches of northern France 75 years ago tomorrow and fought their way through German defences.

So far, 34 different aircraft have been confirmed for the flypast on Wednesday 5 June.

They will set off at 1.40pm from the Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire.

They will make their way over Essex, towards Eastbourne. hrsfrftowards Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Normandy.

They will be escorted by a group of Second World War fighters.

At around 2.21pm they are expected to fly over Colchester to reach Southend by 2.29pm.

All times are approximate and weather dependant.

The aircraft will then fly to Le Havre in France and the historic UK Drop Zone at Sannerville.

Finally the fleet will descend on Caen-Carpiquet Airport around 4.45pm local time.