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


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 FoordBattle 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 FoordBattle 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


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bexley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bexley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bexley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest entertainment

Friday, October 19, 2018

Following the incredible sell-out stage success of Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the number one best-selling author Peter James is back with a spine-tingling new world premiere play, The House On Cold Hill, coming to the Orchard Theatre in January.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The new UK and Ireland tour of Let It Be will be arriving at the Orchard Theatre on Monday, October 15.

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Sensational 60s Experience will soon be returning to Bromley for on night only.

Monday, January 1, 2018

If 2018 is going to be anything like 2017, it’s going to be unpredictable.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

How much do you remember about the weird and wacky world of Twitter this year?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

OK, you’ve probably eaten and drunk too much and you may be suffering for it today.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Fancy yourself as something of an aficionado of Christmas TV?

Friday, November 24, 2017

From the Top features classic swing songs

Most read news

Digital Edition

Read the Bexley Times e-edition today

Newsletter Sign Up

Bexley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24