RAF Memorial Flight Club Experience Day

BBMF Experience Day

Header image: ‘Experience Day’ prize winner, Dale Chapman (left), and his brother-in-law, Ian Russell (right), spent the day at the BBMF on Saturday 24th June, Armed Forces Day. (All photos: Clive Rowley unless otherwise credited.)

RAF Memorial Flight Club member Dale Chapman, from Shropshire, was the lucky winner of the Club ballot prize for March, an ‘Experience Day’ at the BBMF. Dale spent the day at the BBMF’s home at RAF Coningsby on Saturday 24th June and brought along his brother-in-law, Ian Russell, as his guest.

BBMF 60th anniversary

RAF BBMF 60th anniversary – 11th July 2017

Header image: 11th July 1957, RAF Biggin Hill: The formal announcement of the formation of the Historic Aircraft Flight is made by the AOC-in-C Fighter Command, Air Marshal Sir Thomas Pike KCB CBE DFC and Bar. The three pilots who flew the Flight’s first Spitfires into Biggin Hill that day stand behind him (left to right): Wing Commander Peter Thompson DFC, Group Captain James Rankin DSO and Bar DFC and Bar, and Group Captain J E ‘Johnnie’ Johnson DSO and two Bars DFC and Bar. 

Petwood Lincolnshire

Win dinner for two at the Petwood Hotel (worth £70)

This month, you could win a three-course dinner at the Petwood Hotel in Lincolnshire, which was the home of the RAF 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron during the Second World War.

The Petwood is very close to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Visitor Centre, so you could even combine the prize with a visit to see the BBMF’s aircraft. 

Don’t forget that if you are a member of the RAF Memorial Flight Club, you can claim a free tour of the aircraft hangar whenever you visit by showing your membership card. Please make sure you check the opening times on the BBMF Visitor Centre’s website before visiting.

How to enter the ballot

All current members of the Club have been entered into this month’s ballot. 

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