22 Jul Step Back in Time to the 1940s at the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight Vintage Village
Biggin Hill will be rolling back the clocks to the 1940s at this year’s Festival of Flight 17-18 August, as the Airport pays homage to the WWII pilots and the brave men and women supporting them on the ground with a Vintage Village at the heart of the festival showground.
Step into the Vintage Marquee and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of wartime Britain – with vintage entertainment, classic cars, 1940s civilians and army personnel, not to mention of course the iconic war planes on the ground and in the air.
Vintage acts, the Dulcettes will be performing live, along with Miss Peggy Rose, Ryan Hornett and Stephanie Belle.
There will be over 100 re-enactors in uniform and battle dress including the RAF, USAF, US and British Navy with an impressive collection of jeeps, trucks and stunning exhibits to bring this period in history to life.
Warbird photo opportunities
Watch D-Day briefings recreated, peek inside an RAF pilot’s hut, jump in a US Navy jeep, visit the wardens at their ARP post and find out what it must have been like 75 years ago. At the centre of it all, a rare chance to get close to three Spitfires and a German fighter plane the ME 109 on static display, courtesy of the Heritage Hangar.
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF)
No vintage festival would be complete without a flypast or even better a full aerial warbird display. The RAF BBMF is a living, flying commemoration of those that have served with the RAF and they will be performing on both days of the air show 17-18th August. The Spitfires and Hurricanes are flown by current RAF fighter pilots whilst the Dakota and Lancaster are flown by RAF pilots with a background on heavy, multi-engine aircraft.
Inter-generational day out
Bring the children (under 15’s get in free with a paying adult), bring the grandchildren, bring the whole family to experience our past beyond the history books.
“Lest We Forget”.