A historic aircraft often used as a symbol of the Second World War will fly over the county today- and this is where you can spot it.

The Blind Veterans UK centre at St Dunstan's, Ovingdean, is being closed as its residents and services move to a new site in Rustington next month.

To mark the departure, an event to "formally stand down" the centre with activities and music will take place.

The Argus: A spitfire on the groundA spitfire on the ground

The headline act will be an aerial display from a Supermarine Spitfire soaring above the plane-shaped building near the A259, at around 3pm.

Blind Veterans UK Centre Manager Lesley Garven MBE said: “After over 80 years of service we’re holding an event to formally stand down our centre in Ovingdean as we start the move to our new home in Rustington next month.

“It will be a very special day with music being enjoyed and memories being shared and we’ll be joined by many of our blind veterans who have had their lives transformed in this building. The highlight for everyone will definitely be the Spitfire Aerial Display at 3pm.  

“The life-changing work we do here will be continued in our new Rustington home and we look forward to becoming a real part of that community.”

The Argus: St Dunstan's in 1938St Dunstan's in 1938

Pilots have been warned of the activity through a Notam message.

It warns pilots of an air display within a 4-mile radius of the centre, a circle which runs as far out as Hove Lawns and Newhaven, and as far north as Falmer during the display - between ground level and 3,500 feet over the course of ten minutes at 3pm.

The seafront centre was built for the charity, formerly known as St Dunstan's, in the 1930s to help rehabilitate blind ex-servicemen and women.

The Argus: Princess Marina HousePrincess Marina House

Blind Veterans UK will now be moving into Princess Marina House in Rustington later this month.

Major General Nick Caplin said: “We are very excited to be making the short trip along the Sussex coast and moving to our new Rustington home.

“The blind veteran population we support today is very different to that of the 1930s, when our Ovingdean centre opened, and the average age of the veterans we support now is 87.

“Moving to this new building will mean we can offer different services, that far better suit their needs and the needs of future blind veterans.”