A ROYAL Air Force flypast — to include an aerial display by the Red Arrows — could well be seen from the Isle of Wight when the country commemorates the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Portsmouth on June 5.

Although details of the flypast have not yet been released by the Ministry of Defence, Ryde seafront looks set to be the Island's best vantage point to watch the world famous aerial display team. 

D-Day was the successful allied invasion of the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Isle of Wight County Press: The Red Arrows.The Red Arrows. (Image: Pixabay)

Codenamed Operation Neptune, the Normandy landings made up the largest seaborne invasion in history and played a crucial role in liberating Western Europe from Nazi occupation.

Around 7,000 ships and landing craft took part, with the invasion force creating quite a spectacle on The Solent when it set off. 

On June 5-6, the UK will commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day with a series of major commemorations and events across the UK and in France to honour those who risked their lives for freedom and peace — hundreds of them from the Isle of Wight.

In Southsea, D-Day veterans will be at the heart of the event, which will also feature military musicians and moving tributes.