SECOND World War pilots who flew from Ibsley Airfield will be remembered during a special day of events.

As part of the commemorations a Spitfire will fly over Ibsley village hall on August 30.

One of those pilots who flew from the airfield was Sergeant Ray Dean, a 19-year-old who was shot down in his spitfire south of Cherbourg.

His nephew Ray Dean, who was named after him has organised the day to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

There will be a screening of the documentary Secret Spitfires at the Sergeant Ray Dean and the Pilots of Ibsley Day, a replica Spitfire and military vehicle displays, a model exhibition, live music and a barbecue and licensed bar.

The interest in the subject has been shared on the Sergeant Ray Dean and the pilots of Ibsley group on Facebook.

And the London Tavern in Poulner – where Sergeant Dean and his fellow pilots used to drink – is also involved with the event.

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.

“But he was shot down and died at the age of just 19. I was named after him and we wanted to remember him and his fellow Ibsley pilots.

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

There are two types of tickets available for the event, one that includes the film that will be shown at 12.30pm and the other is for the other events which start at 2.45pm.

Tickets including the film cost £17.50 and tickets for everything else cost £10.50. Prices include the barbecue.

Those wishing to purchase tickets can get them from the London Tavern in Linford Road and Bransgore County Market. Alternatively, call 07905 994644.