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Warbird flights will support Battle of Britain charity

An exciting new link-up between the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust and Aero Legends, a company operating flights in and alongside wartime aircraft, is set to bring new opportunities to both organisations.

7-Feb-2017


Credit: RICHARD PAVER

The Headcorn-based operator has agreed to support the charity, which cares for the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, by giving a donation whenever a flight is booked through the Trust. Aero Legends will also offer free entry to any one of the summer events at Headcorn aerodrome to anyone who pays to visit the Trust’s new Scramble Experience at The Wing, the visitor centre at the Memorial.

A number of other joint offers and promotions have been agreed by the two organisations, both of which pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice shown by the men of the RAF during the aerial conflict of 1940. Aero Legends offers numerous experiences, from flying in a Tiger Moth or Harvard to taking to the skies in a genuine Spitfire T.9.

The flights from Headcorn regularly take in the National Memorial to the Few on the cliffs at Capel-le-Ferne, and Aero Legends’ Ben Perkins was keen to forge stronger links between the two organisations. “The Trust does a fantastic job preserving the memory of the men who flew these wonderful aircraft and we are happy to give something back to the charity,” he said. “There are clear links between the Trust’s goals and our ambitions and we are delighted that we help attract visitors to the Memorial when we are flying overhead. If some of those visitors want to sign up for the ultimate experience of flying in a Spitfire it seems only fair to donate some of the cost back to the charity.”

Trust chairman Richard Hunting CBE commented: “There is no better sight than a classic fighter flying over Capel-le-Ferne and we are always pleased to see Aero Legends’ aircraft overhead. I am thrilled that the company now wants to help us further by supporting our fund-raising efforts in a number of ways. I am sure this will prove to be a fruitful arrangement.”

More information on the Trust is available at www.battleofbritainmemorial.org

IMAGE BY RICHARD PAVER

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