**NEWS FLASH** RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight confirmed!
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
A Spitfire and Hurricane from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be conducting a 3-pass fly past on Saturday 11th May 2013 after the Royal British Legion take the salute of all rugby players at this year’s Service of Remembrance!
Rugby for Heroes is proud and delighted to welcome the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to perform a display at this year’s Charity Rugby and Music Festival.
Two of the Flight’s aircraft, a Spitfire and a Hurricane, will be performing a flypast on Saturday 11th May 2013 at around 230pm, as a salute to the 5th Anniversary festival and in remembrance of all of the men and women who have served our country and paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (RAFBBMF) is based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. The BBMF was set up in 1957 to act as a living, flying memorial to the men and women who fought in the RAF in World War 2.
They operate a fantastic range of historic flying aircraft, including the UK’s only operational Lancaster bomber, two Hurricanes, eight Spitfires, a Dakota transport aircraft and a Chipmunk. These aircraft are lovingly maintained by RAF maintenance teams, all year round, and undertake a very busy flying schedule throughout the year.
The aircraft are regularly seen at events commemorating World War II, upon British State occasions, notably the ‘Trooping the Colour’ celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday and at air displays throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.
Big thanks are due to Norm Webster of RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises – www.airtattoo.com – who has worked tirelessly to secure this flying display and a ground demonstration from The Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team – www.spitfiredisplayteam.co.uk. We can’t thank him enough for his hard work and commitment, and for making this year’s Festival the most memorable ever.