A SPITFIRE model decorated in 1,600 poppies is making a flying appearance in Southampton.

The half-scale replica of the legendary war plane will be displayed at Westquay's Arundel Tower until Sunday, November 12.

The iconic fighter plane, famously developed and produced in Southampton, will be draped in poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Passers-by will be able to pay their own respects, whilst also being able to donate to the Royal British Legion.

Westquay General Manager, Andy Collyer, comments: "With the Spitfire being such an iconic symbol, it adds a great personal touch to the respects that the residents of Southampton pay on Remembrance Day.

"The fighter plane played a vital part during its service and we're more than proud to be able to show our support in a way that is represented not only nationally but specifically to the local community."

As part of the its Remembrance Day commemorations, Westquay will host a two-minute silence, on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12.

Both will take place at 11am.