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World War II aircraft in Westminster flypast

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A Douglas C-47 Dakota troop carrier aircraft flew past the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday night as a tribute to David Lord VC who died over Arnhem 70 years ago.

World War II aircraft in Westminster flypast
World War II aircraft in Westminster flypast

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast was staged to coincide with a fundraising reception at the House of Parliament.

Lord, a Dakota pilot, was killed in the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. He received a posthumous Victoria Cross for his "supreme valour and self-sacrifice".

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