Just outside the picturesque Kent village of Headcorn stands a historic aerodrome.
Here are a few of the photographs that we took when some of our society’s members made the journey down to Headcorn for the ‘Battle of Britain’ Air Show over the weekend of the 30th June-1st July.
We had the pleasure of witnessing many of the aircraft going through their paces in practice mode on Friday afternoon and into the early evening, as we were camping out on site and were pitched up right across from where the aircraft were parked up and were taking off and landing.
Over the course of the weekend we saw some excellent flying displays from the iconic Tiger Moth, Spitfire, Hurricane, C47 Dakota along with many other aerial delights. There was a great deal of interest in our Suttons Farm/RAF Hornchurch display from the public, as well as other aviation organisations and some of the living history groups in attendance. There were also many static ground displays to look at, and we had a really great weekend.
We would like to pass on our immense thanks to Malcolm Dunlop for allowing us to come along and dip our Essex toes into Kent’s wartime history and exhibit at their fabulous show.
We would also like to say a big thank you to Tony at Alfa Hire who so kindly let us have use of one their vans for the whole weekend to transport our display down to the event, totally free of charge.