Biggin Hill Remembrance Day Flypast

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A few shots from the Remembrance Day flypast at Biggin Hill today.

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Lovely set of photos, thanks for sharing. I was outside today and have to say it was truly a wonderful thing the Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger did my making this flypast happen.

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Lovely shots. Wish I had seen them today but had to work.

Tony.

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Oooo! That Hurricane looks nice in those 32 Squadron markings! I wasn't aware of that...how long has she carried those markings? Very reminiscent of the Fox photos take at Hawkinge.

Nice photos....thanks for posting!

Regards;
Steve

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Great photos. Post 1, photo 5: careful, the mag switches are on.

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Thank you for posting those lovely pics.

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From across the pond, yes the mags are hot. VSI could use a small treak. Hurricane, personal favorite was responsible for more damage during BOB than all others combined. I should build a full scale Mk 1, although drawings for fabric wing are very limited. Experimental/homebuilt catagoryhere in States.

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Great photos. Post 1, photo 5: careful, the mag switches are on.

For solo operation, the mags would need to be left on in the rear cockpit.

On the first engine run in 1985 Nick and the team were very puzzled why the Merlin refused to fire. Rear mags ! Doh ! :o

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Sorry, mouthful of crow.

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From across the pond, yes the mags are hot. VSI could use a small treak. Hurricane, personal favorite was responsible for more damage during BOB than all others combined. I should build a full scale Mk 1, although drawings for fabric wing are very limited. Experimental/homebuilt catagoryhere in States.
The historians keep telling us that the Hurricane did more damage to the Luftwaffe during the BoB than all other causes combined. What they seldom mention (I've only seen it quoted once) is the kill to loss ratio by squadrons. Average figures are 5.5 for a Hurricane squadron and 7.5 for a Spitfire Squadron. On that basis it's a good thing we had more Hurricane squadrons than Spitfire ones.

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Sorry, mouthful of crow.

Don't be discouraged, Keith :D Welcome to the forum !

What historic happenings are going on in your neighbourhood ? trans-Atlantic reports always welcome..

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Well done to everyone at the BHHH for staging this flypast it was a great spectacle !
So glad the weather was kind.
Thanks for posting the photos.

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Thanks for posting these lovely shots.

Here's some video footage of the flypast over the Darenth Valley Memorial: -

Cheers

Paul

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Great stuff. The Hurricane was only repainted recently, I believe.

I would love to see the video clip that was shot last year for the flypast. Genuinely some of the nicest aerial footage I've ever seen shot!

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Excellent!! Many thanks for that! :)

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Great video links Bradburger and BHHH,thanks for posting.

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A superb write up and photos Elliott.
I'm so glad the weather held on Sunday, it was an unforgettable experience.

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Also a great article and photos in the report.
Local to me so went and stood along the A225 to watch and take one or 2 discreet photos of the aircraft over the cross, what was particuarly welcome was that the Hurricane and one of the Spitfires made several passes when I only expected two at most.