Tag Archive: Commemoration

Aug 09 2018

More than 40 L-Birds to commemorate 75th anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy

As part of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy in June 2019, preparations have begun for an exceptional commemoration. These jubilee commemorations will probably be the last ones to be attended by veterans of World War II. From the 6th to the 9th of June 2019, the French association L-Birds back …

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Aug 15 2015

45 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheim for Battle of Britain Day Flypast !

On Battle of Britain day, September 15th, a formation of 45 aircraft will take off from Goodwood aerodrome36 Supermarine Spitfires, 8 Hawker Hurricanes and the only airworthy Bristol Blenheim. The formation will be led from the back seat of a twin-seat Spitfire by Wing Commander Tom Neil, DFC, AFC, AE, a 95-year old Battle of …

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Feb 24 2015

70+ aircraft for the World War II Victory Capitol Flyover in Washington, DC

In honor of the 70th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe), the Arsenal of Democracy is hosting a tribute to the men and women at home and abroad that made victory possible. A giant flyover of at least 70 aircraft is to take place over Washington DC on Friday, May 8, 2015. Such a …

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Sep 22 2013

Baptiste Salis reenacts Garros’ first flight across the Mediteranean Sea in Morane replica

Baptiste Salis, a well-known French vintage aircraft and warbird pilot, left from Fréjus in southern France this morning at 8:21 AM and landed and Bizerta in Tunisia at 4:05PM, reenacting Rolland Garros’ first flight across the Mediteranean Sea a hundred years ago on 23 September 1913. Salis flew a Morane-Saulnier Type G replica built for …

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Nov 08 2011

Airco DH.2 flies from Wickenby, UK to Albert, France

An Airco DH.2 flown Stewart Smith will fly from Wickenby, UK, to Albert, France, to take part in the commemorations on November 11th and overfly a memorial to Lanoe Hawker, VC, that was recently built in Ligny Thilloy. The trip will be flown in three legs, and the crew has already succesfully made the two …

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