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The Flight and their aircraft

As many of you know, the BBMF came to fruition in 1957 at RAF Biggin Hill in Kent mainly at the instigation of Group Captain Peter Thompson and was known as the “RAF Historic Aircraft Flight”. Later renamed ‘The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’ the flight has a fleet of 12 historic and priceless aircraft that Lincolnshire’s Lancaster Association helps to support in a number of ways.

One of the ways The Flight honours the aircrew, ground crew and squadrons of past campaigns is in the painting of the fleet of aircraft to represent different squadrons and pilots. We’ve put together a page that shows the current schemes that the aircraft are painted in with a little bit of information about their pilots and squadrons. We hope you find it of interest.

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