BBMF Autumn Journal 2017

2017 Autumn Journal – out soon

The RAF Memorial Flight Official Club Autumn Journal for 2017 will be sent out to members in the next couple of weeks. The 72-page magazine is packed with stunning photographs of the BBMF aircraft, many of them taken this year and previously unpublished. It also contains fascinating feature articles providing insights into the Flight’s operations, the history of its aircraft, and stories from the Second World War.

This issue is unashamedly Lancaster orientated. The regular “Focus on…” feature this time spotlights Lancaster PA474 and the aircraft’s remarkable history, as well as the many colour schemes it has worn over the years. Seb Davey tells us in his own words what it is like to fly the ‘Lanc’ as a pilot and captain, and we also look at the roles and duties of the BBMF Lancaster flight engineer, explained for us by the BBMF Flight Engineer Leader, Jim Stokes.

BBMF ballot prizes July - September 2017

Ballot prize winners – July to September 2017

All members of the RAF Memorial Flight Official Club are automatically entered into the Club’s monthly prize ballots. There have been some more superb prizes won by members in the last few months. The prizes for July to September 2017 and the lucky Club members who won them were:

Scampton air show 2017

Scampton Air Show 9-10 September 2017

Header image: Scampton Air Show from the air.

After three years without a major air show in Lincolnshire, crowds totaling some 50,000 braved inclement weather for the inaugural Scampton Air Show on 9th and 10th September. Held at the famous air base, now the home of the Red Arrows, this was the airfield from which the legendary ‘Dams Raid’ was launched in May 1943. The new air show was eagerly anticipated and generally much enjoyed by those who attended, despite the weather. The event, which will now be an annual feature of the air show calendar, is run by the same team that organises the Royal International Air Tattoo to raise funds to support the RAF Charitable Trust.

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