Comberbach Fete-goers are set to be treated to a rare glimpse of an aviation icon this Saturday afternoon, June 29.

The Douglas C 47 Dakota – a symbol of Allied success in the skies during the Second World War – will, subject to service requirements, fly directly overhead during the fete.

Booked through the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the flypast will complement a busy day of festivities at Comberbach Primary School.

Fete committee chairman Steve Howard said: “This is a fantastic coup for the fete, a village tradition in Comberbach for more than 70 years. What a privilege it will be to see this mighty aircraft in the skies on fete day.

"With its diverse programme of entertainment for all the family, the fete always attracts large numbers from the village and further afield.

"With the added attraction of the fly-by, we are expecting to welcome even more visitors than usual.

Northwich Guardian:

"This will not only make for a fantastic atmosphere, but will also help to boost fundraising – all proceeds from the fete go to charities and worthwhile community causes.”

The theme for this year’s fete is ‘The Greatest Show’, with performances from Barnton Circus, Hartford Gymnastics’ Display Team, the Bostock Band, and Comberbach Primary School Choir, as well as ferret racing and an appearance from Cheshire Alpacas.

Proceedings kick off at noon, when a procession winds from Senna Lane through the village to Comberbach Primary School at 1pm for the crowning of Comberbach Rose Queen Leia Hubbard and the fancy dress parade in the arena.

A variety of side shows and stalls includes a bouncy castle, tombolas and games.

A tea tent will serve sandwiches and cakes, alongside a BBQ, bar, and Great Budworth Real Dairy Ice Cream.

Leia Hubbard, a pupil at Comberbach Primary School will be crowned Rose Queen for 2019, and will use her reign to raise funds for her nominated charity, the World Wildlife Fund.

Since being appointed in March, Leia, with the support of her parents, friends and Comberbach Village Fete Committee, has already raised over £600 through the Comberbach Sundowner Fun Run, which took place in May in Marbury Country Park.