Commencing IWM Duxford’s programme of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the Spring Air Show showcases the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and opens the Flight’s season for 2010.
On Saturday 15 May, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft will form the centre-piece of a ground display that also comprises contemporary RAF aircraft. Personnel from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and contemporary RAF squadrons will interact with visitors, alongside Battle of Britain veterans, to show how the camaraderie and bravery of the Battle of Britain pilots continues to inspire the RAF’s contemporary mission. This is an exciting opportunity for visitors to interact with pilots and their aircraft before seeing them in action on the following day. It also enables visitors to put the actions of the Battle of Britain into modern context and to understand how those events still resonate today.
Sunday 16 May sees the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in flying action, sharing the skies with historic Second World War aircraft and contemporary RAF aircraft. Visitors will be able to see the RAF’s glorious past in flight alongside its sophisticated contemporary aircraft – past and present in perfect harmony.
Visitors will be able to attend either the Saturday or the Sunday separately, or are able to purchase a two-day ticket to enjoy the full atmosphere of this very special event