A WELL-LOVED aeroplane ensemble will be flying over Essex to celebrate the King's birthday, where he will be turning 76 years old today. 

The RAF Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft will soar over Manningtree, Colchester and Witham on June 15 in celebration.

According to a map from the website military-airshows.co.uk, Colchesterians will be able to enjoy the flypast of the Red Arrows between 12.35pm and 1.25pm. 

They will also be able to be viewed in the vicinity of Marks Tey, Feering, and Kelvedon in the same time frame.