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Battle of Britain Air Show at Headcorn confirmed for 2018 as dates are revealed

PUBLISHED: 12:48 18 September 2017

Battle of Britain Air Show. Picture: Richard Foord

Battle of Britain Air Show. Picture: Richard Foord

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Thousands set to join in the fun to mark war effort and the 100th anniversary of the RAF

Battle of Britain Air Show. Picture: Richard Foord Battle of Britain Air Show. Picture: Richard Foord

Organisers of the Battle of Britain Air Show at Headcorn have confirmed the event will be back next year.

The event will be staged over the weekend of June 30 and July 1 in 2018 with thousands once again set to descend for the popular aerobatic displays.

Each day will see the Battle of Britain display which will feature aircraft from the war time era when the Allies saw off the threat of the German Luftwaffe as they attempted to gain supremacy of the skies, in 1940, prior to a planned ground invasion.

Winston Churchill famously declared the heroic fighter pilots ‘The Few’ who helped protect the security of the nation in what was seen as a key turning point in the conflict as the Germans invaded Europe.

Battle of Britain Air Show. Picture: Richard Foord Battle of Britain Air Show. Picture: Richard Foord

Among the aircraft taking part are Spitfires and Hurricanes plus the likes of the Tiger Moth and Harvard T6 - all courtesy of Headcorn-based firm Aero Legends.

Headcorn Aerodrome will again be the setting for the event, which next year will be commemorating the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the RAF.

Joining the show will be cadets from across the county as well as serving officers and veterans.

A spokesman for the organiser said: “Next year’s show will feature more aircraft with multiple Spitfires and Hurricanes and attendance from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF).

“In addition, there will be attractions for all the family including a funfair, stalls, unrivalled choreographed air displays and flight experiences. This really will be an event not to miss.”

Once again, there will also be the opportunity to buy special tickets which will allow those attending to actually fly in some of the aircraft taking part in the event in order to gain a birds-eye view of the proceedings.

Tickets for all are available now. See www.headcornevents.co.uk.

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