Watch as RAF fighter jets fly over Edinburgh to mark VE Day
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The usual planned events for VE Day across the country were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning events had to be adapted. Members of the public in lockdown have instead being encouraged to celebrate the end of World War II in Europe from their gardens, doorsteps and living rooms.
VE Day marks the anniversary of the official surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied Forces.
In a video posted on twitter today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the nation to unite in tribute to celebrate the achievement and remember the sacrifice of the wartime generation.
To mark the anniversary, the Red Arrows performed a flypast over London while RAF Typhoon jets were seen over Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast at 10am.
A number of Edinburgh residents caught a glimpse of the flypast this morning.
Among them was Adam Leyton, who photographed the aircraft above the home of Scottish rugby, BT Murrayfield stadium.
Another, Paul Rennie, said: “Watching an RAF Typhoon fly over my house and I got a lump in my throat.”