Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Friday 27 April 2007


News Updates

new13/06/2007 The July issue of Aeroplane magazine contains a six-page article on the events at RAF Coningsby on 27th April. This includes a potted history of the plane as it served in both 100 Squadron and 550 Squadron, and many photographs from the day including a nice photo of four of the 550 Squadron Association members in front of The Phantom. See: http://www.aeroplanemonthly.com/.

new17/05/2007 Note that BBMF will be producing an official DVD of the event. No information yet on the date of availability, but it is expected to cost around 17. When I have more information about when, where and how it can be purchased I'll post that here.


Arrival hall


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Lancaster PA474, City of Lincoln

Up-close and personal


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Mid-section: 100 Squadron HW-R call-sign & 550 Squadron BQ-B call-sign


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Tail-gun position


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The business end ...


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The Phantom is unveiled ...


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Nose decoration unveiled
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Nose decoration unveiled
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Birds-eye view!
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Flt Lt Ron Clark DFC, 100 Sqdn
hands his flying jacket to the BBMF pilot

BQ-B: 550 Squadron


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BQ-B: The Phantom's 550 Squadron call sign
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BQ-B with Jim Cassidy (Navigator
on her last live op)
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The local press show an interest

550 Squadron


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L-to-R: Jack Harris, current BBMF Lancaster Pilot
Jim Cassidy and another 550 Squadron member
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L-to-R: Jim Cassidy, Steve George, Jack Harris
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550 Squadron (various)

The Phantom: out in the open and ready to go!


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Out of the hanger ..
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... starting up ...
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... and firing on all cylinders!

Taxiing past the control tower after the fly-past


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Spitfires (and probably a Hurricane or two as well)


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Champagne and goodbyes


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Jim Cassidy walking back from the fly-past
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The champagne tent attracts interest
Steve George (back to camera)
and Jim Cassidy
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Champagne party
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Steve George and Jim Cassidy

A Day to Remember

A personal account of the events of the day.