Spitfire takes to the skies again

TWO icons of the Second World War will be in the skies over Northumberland at the weekend.

A Spitfire and a Hurricane will attend the third Great North Fly In, which takes place at Eshott Airfield, south of Felton.

Aviators from around the country will attend the charity event, which will raise money for armed services charities including Help For Heroes, The Royal British Legion and The Fusilier Aid Society.

Aircraft, helicopters, microlights and more will be present while gliders from ex-RAF Milfield at Wooler will also fly in.

Both the Spitfire and the Hurricane are due at Eshott at 1.15pm on Saturday to do a series of fly-pasts, weather permitting. It will be the first time in 66 years that a Spitfire has been to Eshott.

The event will also include classic cars and military vehicles, stands, displays, a barbecue, beer tent and an RAF Eshott historical display.

It will be open from 10am on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free but organisers are hoping visitors will make a donation to the charities.