Prince Harry to be part of Spitfire flypast

Prince Harry is to be part of a flypast of Spitfires and Hurricanes next month, in a Battle of Britain display.

Captain Wales, who left the Army in June, will take part in the display of more than 30 aircraft to mark to  the 75th anniversary of the victory over Hitler’s Luftwaffe.

Harry will be sitting in the back of the lead plane, meaning he can co-pilot the craft; Harry is already a qualified Apache commander, earning his wings in 2010.

Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

The Prince enjoyed a ride in the back of an iconic aircraft in April at Goodwood, launching a Spitfire training scholarship for wounded servicemen. Video shows him whooping with joy as he loops in the plane.

The show will take place over the coast of Sussex, where the Battle of Britain most affected the country, including the Isle of Wight and Dover.

Two wounded servicemen, Private Nathan Forster, 27, and Corporal Alan Robinson, 36, are on the Spitfire scholarship and will join the flypast with Prince Harry,

A source suggested The Duke of Cambridge may be asked, as he too is a pilot, currently working for the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service: “Harry had a whale of a time in the Spitfire and said he wanted to do it again.

“He’s talking about getting his brother William involved, but I don’t think the powers that be are happy with them being in the air at the same time.”


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Patricia Watts Tue 04 August, 2015 - 4:39 pm

I would bet everything I have that Harry will be loving every second of that flypast! I understand that the powers that be may not want both princes in the air at the same time, but I really think they should both do it! C’mon it’s not William’s fault he’s the older one let him have fun too!


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