Aero Legends 75th Anniversary Battle of Britain, Air Show and Ball - Image via AeroLegends

Aero Legends 75th Anniversary Battle of Britain, Air Show and Ball – Image via AeroLegends

On the 10th of July 1940 the Battle of Britain was to commence, lasting three months and three weeks, it was to be the turning point of WWII, with the RAF gaining hard fought control of the Air. This was one of the most decisive victories of the twentieth century, the RAF were outnumbered by theLuftwaffe, four to one.

To mark the 75th anniversary of this historic event, Aero Legends working with the “Battle of Britain Memorial Flight”, The “Hangar 11 Collection”, Peter Vacher and the “Aircraft Restoration Company” are bringing to Headcorn Aerodrome, four Hurricanes and four Spitfires as well as the Buchon version of the ME109, along with many other historic aircraft to present the ‘Battle of Britain Airshow’.

The show will open to the public from 10.00am with a limited number of tickets available. There will be a number of attractions at the aerodrome including live 1940’s music from The Hotsie Totsies, a funfair, a ground running Merlin engine and reproduction machine guns to fend off the Luftwaffe attack on the aerodrome, which intelligence suggests may be in the late afternoon. The flying displays will commence at 4pm going on until the early evening, giving a real feeling of what life was like on a Kent airfield back in 1940.

Then in the evening the “Battle of Britain Ball” will take place, in the hangar amongst the Spitfire and Hurricane, joined by the pilots and aircrew of the “Battle of Britain Memorial Flight” and other featured pilots. Black Tie, Ball Gowns. 1940’s Period dress including Allied uniform is encouraged.

Dinner will be followed by dancing to “Jivin’ Miss Daisy” late into the evening.

Prices:

Air Show tickets in advance Adult £12.00 Senior/Child £5.00/Family (max 4) £30.00

Air Show tickets on the day (if not sold out) : Adult £20.00 Senior/Child £10.00 Family (max 4) £45.00

Evening Ball £75.00 per person in advance only

To purchase tickets, please visit the Headcorn Events website