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Never mind the sight, what heaven to the ears!:D

Andy.

 

The spund was as good as the sight.

They did the whole thong to perfection.

Started with a mass take off (in pairs) and flying off into the distance to form up.

Theb 4 Hawks from 19 Sqdrnb (last surviving BofB sqdrn) doing the missing man pass to start 1 minute silence, which was observed fully for about 30 seconds when the Spitfires returned.

No commentry, no talking, no music just Spitfires (Merlins and a few Griffons) flying everywhere for like 15 minutes.

Absolutely fantastic.

 

Will post a few more pics when sorted.

 

Mike

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I missed a piece on the local news last night, but heard later, about the M11 and A505 being jammed up big-time after the museum had to shut its doors due to being full to capacity. Must have been some very disapointed folk but it demonstrates how popular this event is. The cessation of the local USAF open days has left a bit of a vacuum.

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I missed a piece on the local news last night, but heard later, about the M11 and A505 being jammed up big-time after the museum had to shut its doors due to being full to capacity. Must have been some very disapointed folk but it demonstrates how popular this event is. The cessation of the local USAF open days has left a bit of a vacuum.

 

 

Saturday they had to close the gates at 12 noon as car parks were full to capacity. They even had to turn people away who had advance tickets (although they would allow them in on Sunday). People next to us on Sunday had trued to fo Saturday. They spen 3 hours in a traffic queue and could not get in. Another chap (from Scotland) had the right idea, was staying in Cambridge and used the free shuttle bus service.

Don't think they had the same problem on Sunday but it was still really busy.

After reading about Saturdays problem we decided to go early, got there and parked at about 8.30. Made it a long day but well worth it.

 

Mike

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As promised I have gone through the pictures (quickl) and hace found a few more interesting ones.

Lets start with a few of the flightline and some re-enactors.

One shot hopefully never occured, although if it was not for want of trying.

 

One is recently repainted to its actual Battle of Britain colours (the movie that is), as know they are both "fake" 109s

 

Mike

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Last but not least let us not forget the Hurricane.

Not a glamorous as the Spitfire (which seems to have got all the fame), but still a fantastic aeroplane which we could not have done without, along with those who flew and fixed them (regardless of the aircraft).

 

Mike

 

PS

Is it just an optical illusion or is the Sea Hurricane actually smaller?

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