With just over 2 weeks to go things are hotting up with the organisation of the Battle of Britain
Airshow at Cotswold Airport, Kemble.
15th September is Battle of Britain Day and so this show is the culmination of the week where heroes
from 1940 will be remembered across the country and what better way than to see the Royal Air
Force Battle of Britain Memorial flight (Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane) take to the skies over Kemble.
As well as these Warbirds there will be flying displays by the RAF Hawk which this year carries the
branding of our charity partners, the RAF Benevolent Fund, the Antonov AN2, which is the worlds
biggest single engined bi-plane, a Jet Provost, Pembroke, Ryan PT22, a pre war American training
aircraft, a vintage jet Vampire and the iconic Rolls Royce Spitfire. All of these planes are planned to
be displaying on both days of the show.
But the fun doesn’t stop there! In true Kemble style there will be lots of other things to see and do
including Military Vehicles, Classic Cars, Trade stands, a display of up to 50 static Vintage Aeroplanes
will be flying in and Cirencester Model Aircraft club will be showing off a selection of their models
and we will have a small model flying display each day.
Kemble also continues to support both the RAF Benevolent Fund and resident charity Fly to Help at
the show. Both charities will be running a joint raffle over the weekend with two fantastic prizes – a
limited edition Frank Wootton print of Battle of Britain fighter ace Johnny Johnson flying his Spitfire
in the skies over Europe and a trial flight in a chipmunk donated by Fly to Help. The Frank Wootton
print, entitled “The Straggler” is signed by the author, AVM Johnny Johnson and Adolf Galland, one of
Germanys top scoring fighter pilots of World War 2.
Martin Henshaw, Regional Director of the RAFBF, said ‘Relationships such as the one we have with
Kemble are invaluable to the Funds work and fundraising and we are delighted to once again be
involved. Everything is in place for another fantastic Kemble event so all we need now is the weather
and the public support to guarantee another fantastic weekend of flying and fun for all the family!’
Tickets are available now at just £10 in advance (£15 on the day) on line at
www.battleofbritainairshow.com, by phone on 08712 301 079 or at the following TICs: Cheltenham,
Malmesbury, Tetbury, Chippenham, Stroud, Bath, Cirencester, Swindon and Gloucester.