BIG YEAR AHEAD

THE RAF BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL FLIGHT IS PREPARING FOR A VERY IMPORTANT CENTENARY YEAR. CHRIS GILSON DISCOVERS THAT THERE’S MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO.

WARBIRDS BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL FLIGHT

Perennially popular, Avro Lancaster B.1 PA474 dominates the view at the end of the BBMF hangar. The much-loved Lancaster – one of just two still airworthy – has recently completed ground engine runs, and was expected to have flown by the time ‘FlyPast’ is published.

With the airshow season rapidly approaching, the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) will be raring to go when it reaches the end of its winter maintenance programme at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. The squadron has also welcomed a new pilot, with the addition of Sqn Ldr Mark ‘Suggs’ Sugden, who has previously flown the Panavia Tornado F.3, and instructed on both the BAe Hawk and Eurofighter Typhoon.

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