Battle of Britain Aircraft Landing at Duxford - TODAY

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Battle of Britain Aircraft Landing at Duxford - TODAY

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Just been past this information if anybody is interested -

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight continues to play a central role in the commemorations associated with the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Throughout the display season the vintage aircraft have been carrying out numerous flypasts and displays at air shows and events to support the anniversary, however one of the highlights of the season will be on August 20th when two distinct events will combine in London:

1. A former BofB Station Overflight tour by BBMF - Spitfire P7350, the oldest airworthy Spitfire and the only Spitfire still flying to have actually fought in the Battle of Britain and Hurricane LF363, the last Hurricane to enter service with the RAF will join in formation with Spitfire AB910, which flew over 143 operational missions in WWII and Hurricane R4118, the only Hurricane from the Battle of Britain still flying. The aircraft will tour key Battle of Britain fighter bases;

Sortie 1:

0900 – Take off RAF Coningsby, 1035 - land at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) at Duxford,

Sortie 2:

1200 – Take off IWM Duxford, 1340 - land at Biggin Hill Air Port

Sortie 3:

1540 – Take off Biggin Hill Air Port, 1720 - land at RAF Northolt.
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Best I pop along to RAF Northolt later :D
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They've just finished doing the Bournemouth show but, sadly, the Hurricane has been absent this year.
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Well they slowed down the traffic on the A40 :lol: