A SPITFIRE is set to soar above a Hampshire village in tribute to fighter-pilots who flew during World War Two.

The flight above Ibsley Village Hall on August 30, is part of an event to remember the pilots who took off from the nearby airfield.

One of those pilots was Sgt Ray Dean, a 19-year-old who left for France in his Spitfire and was shot down south of Cherbourg.

His nephew who was named after him decided to organise the commemorative day to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

At 12.30pm, there will be a screening of "Secret Spitfires" – a documentary about how the iconic planes were built in secret in Salisbury.

Also on display will be a replica Spitfire, a military vehicle display, a model exhibition, live music, a BBQ and licensed bar.

Organiser Ray Dean said: “My uncle was a local lad and worked in the bicycle shop in Ringwood.

“He was trained as a pilot in the war and in 1941 flew from Ibsley on a rhubarb mission – a term used to describe flying in low cloud and seeking targets on the ground to destroy.

“We have managed to get a Spitfire fly-past and there is a variety of other attractions which will be of interest to everyone.”

Tickets for the film cost £17.50 and tickets for everything else cost £10.50.

They are available from London Tavern, Bransgore County Market or by calling 07905 994644.