Permanent Tourist

The personal website of Mark Howells-Mead

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

The last two remaining flight-worthy Lancaster bombers flying over the Derwent Dams in Derbyshire today, for the first time together in over fifty years, to commemorate the anniversary of the “Dambusters” raid. I’m not especially knowledgeable about aircraft but there’s something about plane flypasts which gives me goosebumps.

I have been lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time on a few occasions in my life. Most memorably in the Lake District in the 1990s, when I arrived on the top of Loughrigg Fell to see a Lancaster fly past over Ambleside and Windermere, and at Dover harbour in 2012, when a pair of Spitfires made several passes over the cliffs whilst being filmed from an accompanying helicopter.

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