Biggin Hill Airport's Festival of Flight announces Battle of Britain display

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Some of Britain’s iconic Supermarine Spitfires and Hawker Hurricanes will be roaring over Bromley skies this summer.

The World War Two aircraft are set to take off at Biggin Hill Airport on June 14 to commemorate 1940’s historic Battle of Britain.

The memorial flight comes as part of the airport’s Festival of Flight, a celebration of the nation’s aviation heritage.

Biggin Hill Airport’s Simon Ames says RAF service men and women stationed there during the time of conflict played a "heroic part in the defence of London" and added the display will be a joy to behold.

He said: "I’m really looking forward to it, I’m tremendously excited.

"Hopefully it’s going to be a great day. There’s so much going on and it’s all coming together now.

The event will see fighters joined by a Douglas C-47, a "famous and rugged" transport plane used for roles such as air-dropping paratroops into war zones, delivering ammunition and ferrying supplies.

It’s set to fly in from France in black and white stripes to mark the D-Day invasion, which sees its 70th anniversary on June 6.

Numerous other flights and performances are planned for the memorial, including an appearance from the famous Red Arrows as the squad enjoys its 50th year of airborne performance. 

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