A PLANE that symbolised Britain's war in the skies will take flight at the weekend to recreate one of the most evocative images of the Second World War.

A rare Spitfire Mk 9 will be at Fishburn Airfield, near Sedgefield, County Durham, tomorrow, along with other aircraft for a flying and static display.

The demonstration will be one of the main attractions at Fishburn Aero Club's event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VE-Day.

The club secured a grant from the Big Lottery's Home Front Recall scheme to mark the anniversary year, which will also include a display of military vehicles.

Second World War memorabilia and an exhibition by local historian Geoff Hill, nostalgic events for veterans and food and entertainment will also feature, from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.

Fishburn Aero Club chairman Nick Lyons can be contacted on 0777 865 4396.