An historic spitfire will fly over the Isle of Wight this weekend to pay tribute to the NHS.

It will pass over St Mary’s Hospital in Newport on Saturday (August 1) at around 3.10pm.

Known as the NHS Spitfire, it is touring the country to say thank you to the frontline medical teams.

The tour is the brainchild of the Aircraft Restoration Company and it has a JustGiving page, which has already raised more than £15,000 for NHS Charities Together.

Click HERE to donate.

The spitfire will reach the Isle of Wight on Saturday.

It has been flying since the NHS’s 72nd Birthday on July 5.

The iconic blue plane is also being covered in the names of those who have gone above and beyond to help others during the coronavirus crisis.  

There is room for 80,000 names.

You can nominate a name HERE.

Organisers said: "The aim is to lift the spirits of those across the UK, many of whom are still living in some form of isolation, whilst also thanking the hospitals, communities and individuals who have been at the forefront of getting the country through the pandemic."

Look up to see its message to NHS workers - and send us a photo or video if you spot it! Email, message us on Twitter or Facebook, or tag us on Instagram.