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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight by Colin J Williams Photography

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In the years immediately following World War Two it became traditional for a Spitfire and Hurricane to lead the Victory Day flypast over London . From that event there grew the idea to form an historic collection of flyable aircraft, initially to commemorate the RAF’s major battle honour, The Battle of Britain, and latterly with broadened scope, to commemorate the RAF’s involvement in all the campaigns of WWII. Thus in 1957 the Historic Aircraft Flight was formed at Biggin Hill in what, even then, had become a predominantly jet-powered Air Force. As can be seen from the following chronology, the Flight experienced variable fortune before emerging in its current form as one of the world’s best-known historic aircraft collections, maintaining in airworthy condition a Lancaster, a Dakota, 5 Spitfires with a 6 th on restoration, 2 Hurricanes and 2 Chipmunks.

Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 6 years ago

    beautiful Colin.x

  • Thaanks very much Catherine !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98about 6 years ago

    From left to right Hurricane, Lancaster,Spitfire. What a wonderful sight they make and the sound would have been awesome. Great capture Colin. Peter

  • Thanks Peter, good evening I think !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 6 years ago

    Terrific shot.

  • Thanks Kala !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 6 years ago

    Awesome capture, Colin!

  • Thanks Barbera !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous work Colin

  • Thanks Trudi !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 6 years ago

    Excellent work my friend!

  • Thanks Bela for your kind comment !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Alessandro Florelli
    Alessandro Flo...about 6 years ago


  • Thanks indeed !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic work Colin.

  • Thanks Sharon !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaabout 6 years ago

    It gives me gooseflesh: first I like props (propeller planes) better than jets, and second because by my reading I know a bit about what England and the RAF went through to win the War and keep England as she should always be- free and proud.

  • Thanks for your comment !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • mago
    magoabout 6 years ago

    Congratulations on having your artwork Featured in Mornings & Evenings – Sunbeams & Storms.

  • Thanks, I didn`t realise it was featured !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

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