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