david monk 2Vintage aircraft will grace the skies of Shepway this year as part of an airshow to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Although more details have yet to be confirmed, the Leader of Shepway District Council, Cllr David Monk, said the Battle of Britain Memorial Airshow would form the finale of a series of Kent-wide events commemorating the victory against the German Luftwaffe.
Events – including displays by Spitfires, Hurricanes – will be held across the district on the 11, 12 and 13 September, just a few days before the anniversary of the climax of the Battle on 15 September 1940.
It was two days later – in the face of defeat in the first major military campaign in history to be fought entirely in the air – that Hitler postponed indefinitely the invasion of Britain.
“I am so pleased that we will be able to host what I know will be a moving and memorable anniversary tribute to The Few,” said Cllr Monk. “This airshow is not about death-defying displays and thrills. It will be a nostalgic reminder of our victory – especially with our district’s close links the Battle of Britain.”
Cllr Monk said the council was working with organisers to confirm details of the airshow and that more information would be made public soon.