Thursday, June 02, 2011

And of course, 16 Spitfires in the air...

The centre of the day was the 4x4 formation of the Spitfires. All remaining airworthy 2 seated Spits were here, and in groups of 4 they took off from the field and took to the air with the glorious sound of the Rolls Royce Merlin (in most cases).

Swooping around the skies the session went by far too quickly and the minute's silence for the dead of the battle (and the war) went widely respected.

It was an excellent tribute, and a great re-creation of some of my childhood memories.

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