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Battle of Britain day flypast 40 Spifires & Hurricanes 15th September

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Yes I spotted that, so that is 2 trips to Goodwood in 3 days for me.

 

Currently there are 36 Spitfires, 8 Hurricanes and 1 Blenheim on the list.

 

Entry to Goodwood on the day is by ticket only

https://grrc.goodwood.com/battle-of-britain/battle-of-britain-day-flypast#Jb666F1pIu5o7TL3.97

 

Suppose they need to control numbers (it is free though)

After take off they are splitting up into groups and covering a large swathe of Southern England before landing at various places.

 

Mike

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Monday, there have been Merlin engines buzzing overhead all day over Orpington and surrounding area. Lovely noise! :D

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A bunch of Merlins heard as they went past, 1 spit seen doing a couple of circuits around RAF Headley court (I work overlooking said establishment)... A good day in the woods! :)

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Evan better At Bigging hill when they all done a fly past a then all landed . I was invited with the truck . T CORBIN

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I am so going to this.

 

Booked tickets for Goodwood!

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Weather permitting, the planes start taking off at 12 noon on Tuesday from Goodwood then 10 groups fly to various locations, Biggin Hill, Duxford, Bentwaters, North Weald, Colerne, Northholt, link to the routes.

http://www.battleofbritainday.co.uk/#!routes/c1px

 

Documentaries on Channel 4 TV too

http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-commemorates-battle-of-britain-with-aerial-spectacular

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Red section will be flying over Trowbridge park at approx 12:45, I have been told that there will be 6 Spitfires in Red section. An ideal place to see them would be on the top level of the multi storey car park off St Stevens place. Sadly I won't be able to get there, but hopefully they will fly over Warminster on their way from Salisbury.

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A few from last Tuesday, since no-one else has:

 

 

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Didn't see Mr Beckett there - can't understand why, it's not as if the crowds were particularly large...

 

 

One thing that did jar slightly - where was all the British soft skin? Seeing the pilots being transported in Jeeps and Dodge WCs with wire cutters, invasion stars and drivers with American uniforms didn't strike the right note - it would have been great to see some Bedfords, Ford WOTs, Austins and maybe an AEC.

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Superb pictures thank you, we were there but I'm no photographer, reviewing these has made me grin, :D Cheers.

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