Dunkeswell Airfield is set to host a spitfire display to celebrate its 80th birthday.

The historic airfield, located on the Blackdown hills above Wellington, first opened during the Second World War.

It was put to use as a base for the US Air Force before being taken over by the RAF to transport its aircraft to the Middle East.

Today the airfield is a hub for the aviation community which allows trips on historic planes, parachuting and other aeronautical activity.

It is now celebrating 80 years since its opening in an event which will feature the opportunity to ride in a spitfire or helicopter, put on a static aircraft show and offer wing walking sessions amongst a host of other activities and displays.

The celebrations will take place on August 5 and 6, with under 5's entering free of charge.

For further information visit the Dunkeswell website.