BBMF Spitfire Mk XVI TE311 in its current colour scheme

BBMF Spitfire TE311 is 75!

Header image: BBMF Spitfire Mk XVI TE311 in its current colour scheme (Photo: Richard Malcolm)

BBMF’s Spitfire Mk XVI TE311 was taken on charge by the Air Ministry on 8th June 1945, exactly one month after VE Day. So this June sees the aircraft’s 75th birthday!


RAF Memorial Flight Official Club pause in operations

The RAF Memorial Flight Official Club will be paused for the duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the Government measures to control it. We apologise for any inconvenience.

This means that there will be a pause in email newsletters and that the delivery of membership cards, renewal gifts and new membership packs will also be suspended for the time being.

In addition, the winners of various Official Club ballot prizes which are event based, may well not be able to take up their prizes on the originally published dates, as many events are being postponed nationally. We will do our best to reschedule winners’ prizes if that is possible when normal business resumes. 

Unfortunately, there will be no-one to answer telephone calls or emails on Official Club issues during this period. 

If you are due to renew your membership, you can still do this online via your online account. Your renewal gift, membership card and copy of the 2020 Yearbook will be sent out as soon as we are able to return to normal functionality.

Similarly, if you would like to join the Club as a new member during this period, you can still do so via our Join the Club page. Your membership pack and membership card will be sent out as soon as we are able to return to normal functionality.

We hope that you will understand the reasons for these measures in these unprecedented circumstances. There is currently no timeframe on this pause in the management and running of the RAF Memorial Flight Official Club; we will be sure to inform Club members when normal business is resumed.

Great Central Railway wartime weekend

Win tickets to Great Central Railway’s 1940s Wartime Weekend

This month, you could win a family ticket to Great Central Railway’s 1940s Wartime Weekend, which is happening at the UK’s only main line heritage railway from 5th – 7th June 2020. The family ticket is valid for up to two adults and three children and would usually cost £40. Our winner will be able to select the date they would like to attend.

How to enter the ballot

All current members have been automatically entered into this month’s ballot. If you’re not already a member, please join the Club by 31st March 2020.


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