Over 100 Aldeburgh residents have donated £20 to enable the only female-piloted Spitfire to be at the centre of this year’s Proms flypast.
Organiser Peter Osborne told the East Anglian Daily Times: “We not only wanted to honour the Queen’s Jubilee but the wonderful town and coastal resort of Aldeburgh.
“This event shows what a community can do and we hope to celebrate this with residents and visitors alike, as well as raising money for important local charities.”
“I am very honoured that my idea has come to life, with some key people involved who helped bring Proms by the Sea come to fruition.”
The World War II fighter plane, originally flown by air ace Carolyn Grace, will form part of this year’s bumper celebrations, which combine the traditional pomp of Aldeburgh’s Proms with a series of lavish Jubilee celebrations.