FlyPast - August 2015

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Battle of Britain Tribute
The BBMF and RAF are flying a Spitfire with a distinctively painted Eurofighter Typhoon this year to commemorate The Few.

Biggin Hill Spitfire
Photographer John Dibbs goes air-to-air with a beautifully restored Spitfire Vc that has flown recently from Biggin Hill.

Night Life
Mark Rourke reports from Bentwaters Cold War Museum’s recent night photography event.

Victory over Japan
A special section to mark the 70th anniversary of Allied victory over Japan and the end of World War Two.

Spotlight: Hawker Hurricane
This month Spotlight focuses on one of the most famous fighters in RAF history, the Hawker Hurricane. Sir Sydney Camm’s timely creation bore the brunt of combat in the Battle of Britain and also served with distinction in Malta, North Africa and beyond. Later versions were adapted for ground attack operations. We examine the history of this essential weapon in the Allied arsenal.


Manufacturers – English Electric
Ken Ellis profiles the men behind the incredible Canberra and Lightning.

FlyPost and ‘Ops’ Board
Readers’ letters and dates for your diary.

Memorable visits to major events at home and abroad.

Airfields – Cleave
Peter London describes the vital work of Cornwall’s RAF Cleave – training anti-aircraft gunners.

Glory Days
A L Palenski presents images of Mustangs serving with the USAAF’s Midlands-based 20th Fighter Group.

Vought Corsair and Grumman Avenger flying in the US.