Battle of Britain planes fly over Buckingham Palace

Wartime planes such as Spitfires, Hurricanes and the Lancaster bomber belonging to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, stationed at nearby RAF Coningsby, are a fairly common sight over Woodhall Spa, but in the summer they are often away on displays around the UK and Europe. A week ago BBMF Spitfires and Hurricanes flew with Typhoons from Coningsby to Buckingham Palace, for a flypast to mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain.

The Queen watched the planes fly overhead from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, along with the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and other members of the royal family. This film coverage by Indian TV channel Patrika is the best I have come across, showing the entire event:

When these aircraft are at home you can appreciate them close up by booking in on a BBMF guided tour at the Visitor Centre at RAF Coningsby. Not to be missed, and excellent value for money.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s