Tuesday, June 27, 2017
HISTORIC BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL FLIGHT PLANE TO GRACE SKIES IN BRIGG AREA - KEEP A LOOK OUT
Many folk living and working in the Brigg area love to watch Second World War era planes from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight whenever they come to our neck of the woods
The BBMF at RAF Coningsby has now confirmed there will be a flypast by a Hurricane fighter between 4pm and 4.20pm on Sunday, July 16 - weather conditions permitting.
This will be part of a new Aviation Heritage Festival for North Lincolnshire.
The festival, which will embrace our local aviation heritage from the early 20th century to now, will take place at Skydive Hibaldstow.
Events of the past will be brought to life, to educate visitors and celebrate aviation in our area.
A spokesperson for North Lincolnshire Council said: “This festival is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the story of northern Lincolnshire’s aviation heritage."
There were WW2 fighters based at the airfields in Hibaldstow and Kirton Lindsey, while bomber stations included Elsham and Kirmington. Many airmen used pubs in Brigg.
PICTURED: Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire during a previous flypast in our area.