The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight: 50 Years of Flying

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight: 50 Years of Flying

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By (author) Jarrod Cotter

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  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Aviation
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 248mm x 24mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: South Yorkshire
  • ISBN 10: 1844155668
  • ISBN 13: 9781844155668
  • Illustrations note: 50 B&W and 150 colour Photos
  • Sales rank: 756,542

Product description

The history of the Flight began with the formation of the Historic Aircraft Flight in July 1957 which was to become The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Countless displays and fly-pasts have enthralled audiences and enthusiasts all over Britain and in many parts of Europe, when the traditional Avro Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane can be seen in their wartime colours. This book is written with the wholehearted support of the Flight's Commanding Officer and the author has access to archive material. The book includes a Foreword from the OC BBMF, a complete history of the unit, chapters on each of the types operated, including the DC-3 Dakota and de Havilland Chipmunk and present-day operations. Photos include superb images from the BBMF archives, the author's collection that includes historic black and white shots from the early days, air-to-air colour, personalities and behind-the-scenes images.This will be the ultimate souvenir of the celebration of the BBMF's 50th Anniversary

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