Unlike many countries in the world the Royal Air Force proudly displays many of the aircraft tasked with our defence at a series of airshows at both RAF and civilian airfields. The UK has a thriving aircraft preservation movement too and the RAF’s history is well represented at these events alongside the modern military metal. There are important contributions from foreign aircraft as well, but we concentrate here on those that have served the RAF.
We visit 2 important RAF events at Waddington and St. Mawgan and also the Battle of Britain Day show at Biggin Hill. We fly our camera in a Spitfire, a Tornado F3 and the Hind Gunships and we feature a unique air-to-air sequence with the Lancaster.