I had a great time on Saturday, attending the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Airshow at Duxford. Duxford was the sector station from where one of Fighter Command's greatest leaders, Douglas Bader, brought fifty-six Spitfires and Hurricanes to meet the Luftwaffe over London on 15 September 1940, the day known as Battle of Britain Day.
The airshow gave us all an opportunity to see many aircraft of the period taking to the skies again. The finale was spectacular, culminating first with a brilliant display by the Red Arrows, which was then followed by an opportunity to witness a rare sight ... eighteen Spitfires and Hurricanes being scrambled, flying in formation, and then landing, much as they had done during the Battle of Britain, eighty-three years ago.
Whilst there, I was delighted to be asked to sign copies of 'Enemy Sighted' and had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful people.