Darlings’ flying Lytham visit

40s trio the D-Day Darlings chose Lytham Green as the setting for their latest video
40s trio the D-Day Darlings chose Lytham Green as the setting for their latest video
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HOW about this for a prop?

The D Day Darlings wanted only the best when it came to promoting their new show – so they headed to Lytham Green.

The three gorgeous girls – Katie Ashby, Laura Jean Clinton, and Nichola Roberts from the D Day Darlings – added a touch of 1940s glamour to the seaside town yesterday as they performed in front of the Lytham St Annes Spitfire.

The singers, who keep the wartime spirit alive through their 1940s repertoire of songs, were shooting a video to promote their new show, The Songs That Won the War, which is currently touring the country.

Laura for one is no stranger to the Fylde coast, as she studied musical theatre at Blackpool and the Fylde College.

The group’s manager Stewart Whale said: “The girls got together as the D Day Darlings about two years ago.

“They are really enjoying it in Lytham.

“The sun is blazing and having the spitfire there really made the day.”

Astonished passers-by spent the afternoon admiring the spitfire, which was exhibited on the green by the Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team, as the sun shone down yesterday.

John Coombes, chairman of the team, said: “Out of all the places in the country, they have asked to come to Lytham. It’s quite a scoop.

“They had seen the Lytham St Annes spitfire during a couple of events this year and thought it would be perfect for shooting their video.

“We store it locally and have had to bring it down to the green.

“It looks very impressive.”

The original Lytham St Annes Spitfire was a Mark VB Spitfire W3644 which was shot down while on escort duty during a bombing mission over France in 1942.