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Duxford’s Battle of Britain Airshow

The 15th September 1940 was Battle of Britain day and in my youth many of the RAF bases held airshows to commemorate this important day in our history. Sadly both the displays, and many of the bases are but a memory. It was thus left to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire to […]

A Grand Day Out

To many the island of Jersey evokes memories of the TV series Bergerac with its stunning scenery and the excitement of chasing criminals. For the aviation enthusiast the annual airshow over St Daubins’ Bay has historically attracted some of the more esoteric aviation displays.The Bay itself faces south;a big plus for those spending their vacation […]

Battle of Britain Airshow, Headcorn

Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow Over the weekend of 6/7th July the skies over the Weald of Kent were host to Spitfires and Hurricanes just as they were in the Summer of 1940. Saturday started with bright sunshine and an almost full flight line of historic aircraft including this Thruxton Jackaroo from the halcyon days […]

Daks at Duxford

D-Day was undoubtedly one of the defining events in modern history and the Imperial War Museum (IWM) at Duxford, Cambridgeshire hosted some 23 DC-3/C-47/Dakota variants to mark the 75th anniversary. Dakotas had departed from Duxford on D-Day along with other airfields in southern England and so the location was apt. We visited for Topshotfoto.com on […]

Retrojet

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Our first blog on our new website and where better to start than with Heathrow airport. It is the second busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic so an impressive destination for aviation enthusiasts and travellers alike. Having visited a much smaller Heathrow as a child I was invariably rewarded with the sight of […]

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