Tribute to Battle of Britain


Today the Global Stars team flew in recognition of the magnificent few pilots from the Battle of Britain 80 years ago.

On Sunday, 15 September 1940, the Luftwaffe launched its largest and most concentrated attack against London in the hope of drawing out the RAF into a battle of annihilation. Some of the fights took place in the freezing temperatures of  25,000 ft where the exhaust gasses made contrails. Around 1,500 aircraft took part in the air battles which lasted until dusk. The action was the climax of the Battle of Britain.

The majority of the attacks began on 7 September 1940 and reached their daylight climax on 15 September.

Today, like the long summer of German air activity, the skies were blue so the team planned, briefed and flew the tribute. REMEMBER THE FEW

The contrails from the fighters as they wielded around the skies were also recreated with the 5 aircraft for the team. 

I personally met James “Ginger” Lacey at the PFA rally, Cranfield when he was still a flying instructor at Humberside flying club.

Thanks to Paul Biggsy for pictures.

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