Biggin 75: The Hardest Day – 18th August 2015

I hope to attend this show one day.

Warbird Tails

Following on from my photo-post, I wanted to put a few words together about this impressive event held at Biggin Hill in commemoration of the “Hardest Day” of the Battle Of Britain, 18th August 1940.

A small section of the line-up prepares for take-off. A small section of the line-up prepares for take-off.

Battle of Britain anniversary years always seem to bring out truly impressive spectacles, with the 16 Spitfire gathering at Duxford in 2010 for the 70th standing out in the memory. 2015 seems to be setting new standards for these events already. We have seen a number of excellent set pieces at airshows this year, and as the season draws to a close, we still have the largest to look forward to.

Five Hurricanes were amongst the many highlights of the day. Five Hurricanes were amongst the many highlights of the day.

As we truly enter Battle of Britain “season”, a number of commemorative flypasts have been taking place, the first of these saw 13 Spitfires take…

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