BBMF Spitfires Confirmed

bbmf spitfire

In commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of Operation OVERLORD, we are thrilled to be able to announce that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be joining us on Sunday 7th July. A pair of iconic Spitfires will perform a series of flypasts to commemorate the fighter sweeps that were vital in maintaining control of the air to execute the Allied beach landings free of harassment from the Luftwaffe.

The Spitfire became a symbol of freedom during the summer months of 1940 by helping to defeat the German air attacks during the Battle of Britain. It was the highest performing Allied aircraft and more Spitfires were built than any other British combat aircraft before or since World War Two – 20,341 in total.

The mission of the RAF BBMF is to maintain the priceless artefacts of our national heritage in airworthy condition in order to commemorate those who have fallen in the service of this country. The RAF BBMF also serves to promote the modern day Air Force and to inspire the future generations. The BBMF is a regular RAF unit, manned by service personnel and funded by the Ministry of Defence. The Lest We Forget motto of the RAF BBMF reflects their mission and honours the thousands of men and women, in the air and on the ground, that gave their lives for this country in the noble pursuit of freedom.