The D-Day landings took place on 6 June 1944, and Portsmouth will host several events between 5 and 9 June this year for the 75th anniversary. Wednesday 5 June will see a Southsea Common host a key commemorative event in the morning, which will include several heads of state, including US President Donald Trump. There will also be hundreds of veterans attending, and the event will include a naval gun salute as well as a flypast from various aircrafts on Wednesday 5th June 2019.
For security reasons, the area around Southsea Common will be closed off to the public while the veterans and heads of state are attending, and security presence in the area will be high. If you're keen to see the event, it is set to be shown live on BBC One from 9.15 on Wednesday 5th June, and there will be large screens around Portsmouth showing the proceedings.
Flypast on Wednesday 5th June 2019
The Red Arrows and Spitfire will be among the planes taking to the air from around 12.00 and culminating at around 12.45 on Wednesday 5 June 2019, and they will perform again in the afternoon above Southsea Common at around 16.15. 26 RAF aircraft's will be taking part in the flypast and flying restrictions will be in affect around the area. Another airshow will be on display on Saturday 8 June as well, for anybody who is unable to attend on Wednesday.
All 26 aircraft involved in the flypast - 5th June 2019
BBMF Spitfire (PM631)
BBMF Hurricane (LF363)
Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter (ZZ528)
Royal Navy Merlin helicopter x2 (ZH863, ZK001)
RAF C-130J Hercules x2 (ZH877, ZH878)
Sentinel R1 (ZJ694)
Hawk T1 x4 (XX239, XX329, XX346, XX337)
Typhoon FGR4 x2 (ZK371, ZK373)