Focke-Wulf Fw 190s of I./JG 6

Operation Bodenplatte 1st January 1945

Header image: Focke-Wulf Fw 190s of I./JG 6 attacking Eindhoven airfield, Netherlands, on New Year’s Day 1945. (Artwork: Gareth Hector)

Seventy-five years ago, on 1st January 1945, it was not a happy New Year’s Day for the Allied Air Forces on the continent of Europe or for the German Luftwaffe. That morning the Luftwaffe launched its planned Unternehmen Bodenplatte (Operation Baseplate), a surprise, low-level, mass air attack by some 850 fighters and fighter-bombers – mostly but not exclusively Focke-Wulf Fw 190s and Messerschmitt Bf 109s – against 17 Allied airfields in Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. 

Club ballot prizes - October to December 2019

Club prizes and winners – October to December 2019

All members of the RAF Memorial Flight Official Club are automatically entered into our monthly prize ballots to win some wonderful prizes. In the last three months several lucky members have won some truly superb prizes. These were the Club ballot prizes and winners for October to December 2019:

Petwood Hotel Lincolnshire

Win a Sparkling Afternoon Tea at the Petwood Hotel

This month, you could win an afternoon tea and glass of Prosecco for two at the Petwood Hotel in Lincolnshire. The Petwood was the home of the RAF 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron during the Second World War and is very close to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Visitor Centre, so you could combine the prize with a visit to see the BBMF’s aircraft. 


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