The “Grice Flight” of Spitfires over the Solent

A group of 7 Spitfires of the “Grice Flight” flew over Southsea to the Isle of Wight today to commemorate the “Hardest Day” of the Battle of Britain, 75 Years ago. The Spitfires flew from Biggin Hill airfield in Kent.

We were watching from Southsea beach and the Spitfires flew some way away. The flight was expected at about 120pm and they were just about on time. They headed south to the Isle of Wight and a few minutes later came back.

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-33966632 for news on the event.

Here are some photos I took with my Canon 70D and 100-400mm lens. All at ISO 400 and f/8.

Spitfires (1 of 1)

The “Grice Flight” arriving over the Solent


Spitfires (1 of 5)

Cropped view of three spitfires


All the Spitfires in one shot

All the Spitfires in one shot


Over the Isle of Wight

Over the Isle of Wight


Over the Isle of Wight

Over the Isle of Wight


On their way back over the Southsea War memorial

On their way back over the Southsea War memorial


On their way back over the Southsea War memorial

On their way back over the Southsea War memorial

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