RAF BBMF

British fighters roundup (Image by Luigino Caliaro)

World Biggest Gathering of Spitfires and Hurricanes Planned for Next Summer

RAF Northolt, near London, England traces its heritage back to early 1915, when the fragile and ponderous BE2c “fighters” of the Royal Flying Corps flew from the nascent base to take on the Zeppelin scourge. It held a fine tradition in WWII as well, when the men of 303 Squadron (Polish) in their Hawker Hurricanes took on the seemingly unbeatable Luftwaffe during[Read More…]

Avro Vulcan XH558 in flight at the Waddington Air Show earlier this year
(Image Credit: Alan Wilson CC 2.0)

Three Avro ‘Sisters’ to Make a Unique Appearance at RAF Waddington on Thursday 21st August

PRESS RELEASE –  An historic and never-to-be-repeated event will take place at RAF Waddington on Thursday 21st August when three world-famous aircraft from the Avro stable the Avro ‘sisters’ – Vulcan XH558, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster PA474 and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster FM213 will fly in for the first and last time. The Vulcan will[Read More…]

by August 19, 2014 0 comments CWHM, RAF BBMF, Vulcan XH558, Warbirds News
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Lancaster B.X in formation with the Vintage Wings of Canada fighters during the Battle of Britain flypast over Ottawa in 2011.

One of a Kind Opportunity to See Two Lancasters Flying in Formation

Warbirds News was excited to learn this morning that an event, long talked about, but most doubted possible is set to happen this summer. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will be flying their Avro Lancaster B.X across the Atlantic Ocean to the United Kingdom to take part in a series of displays alongside the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. This[Read More…]