Remembrance Day fly past: What time is Dover fly past, how to watch


SUNDAY will see the UK as well as nations around the world commemorating the service of those who died in the line of conflict. Here’s what you need to know about the Dover fly past.

Politicians, Royal Family members and veterans will join with the public to commemorate those who lost their lives in conflict later as the UK marks Remembrance Sunday. A two minute silence will be held at 11am, coinciding with memorials around the world.

What time is Dover fly past?

At 11am, 750,000 poppies will be dropped over the White Cliffs of Dover in a tribute to the fallen for Remembrance Day.

An original Second World War Dakota aircraft will fly over the landmark flanked by two Spitfires.

Veterans from numerous conflicts, including the Second World War, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, will signal the drop from on board the Dakota, as the formation glides above the cliffs.

How can you watch?

The poppy drop will happen slightly inland to avoid any of them from spilling into the Channel.

It is thought people will be able to see them from the cliff top at Capel-le-Ferne and from The Warren in Folkestone.

The Warren is just off Wear Bay Road and overlooks part of Folkestone Harbour.

People should also be able to see from the harbour itself.

The clifftop at Capel-le-Ferne is thought to be the best viewing point, but people are warned not to get too close to the cliff edge for safety reasons.

Viewings are not guaranteed and are dependant on the positioning of the poppy drop, which will take place at an altitude of 500 ft.

A team of volunteers will ensure the poppies are cleared up after the ceremony, but the poppies are biodegradable so any leftovers won’t do harm.

Elsewhere, services are taking place to honour those who died in the line of duty.

The Cenotaph service will honour the Armed Forces community, British and Commonwealth veterans, the Allies that fought alongside the UK and the civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson will break away from the election campaign to attend the annual ceremony at the Cenotaph in London.

Prince Charles will lay a wreath during the service on behalf of the Queen, who will watch from a balcony.

Also in attendance will be the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex will follow Prince Charles in laying wreaths.

An officer of the royal household is to lay a wreath on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh, who retired from royal duties two years ago.

Following the service, up to 10,000 war veterans will march in a slow procession past the war memorial.

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