Spitfire P7350 fountain pen

Win a Spitfire P7350 fountain pen, worth £1,995

This month, we’re thrilled to be giving away a very special fountain pen which has been kindly donated by TMB Art Metal. The pen is worth £1,995 and is made of metal from the BBMF’s own Spitfire MK IIa P7350.

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 1st December 2019.

D-Day 75 and RAF 100 stamps

Win D-Day 75 and RAF 100 commemorative stamps

On top of this month’s ballot prize for Club members, we’re also giving away a bonus prize worth over £55 – a collection of commemorative stamps produced to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. The RAF 100 Commemorative Sheetleet has a special connection to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as it was one of only 500 sheetlets which took a trip in BBMF Lancaster PA474 on 10th July 2018 during the RAF 100 Flypast.

Complete the entry form below by 1st December 2019 to be in with a chance of winning. This competition is open to everybody, so please do share it with your friends and family. The winner will be drawn at random and contacted by email in December.

Lancasters of 617 Sqn and IX Sqn dropping bombs on the German battleship Tirpitz

Sinking the Tirpitz – 12th November 1944

Header image: Lancasters of 617 Sqn and IX Sqn dropping ‘Tallboy’ bombs on the German battleship Tirpitz in Tromso Fjord, Norway, on the morning of 12th November 1944. (Artwork: Jim Laurier)

Seventy-five years ago this month, on 12th November 1944, 18 Avro Lancasters of 617 Squadron and 13 from IX Squadron took off in darkness from Lossiemouth and Milltown airfields in northern Scotland, to head north east towards the Norwegian Sea and the Arctic Circle on what was to be an epic flight both in duration and effect. This was to be the final attack on the German battleship Tirpitz, moored in Tromso Fjord, Norway, 190 miles inside the Arctic Circle. This particular operation, the last of many against the great ship, had been codenamed ‘Operation Catechism’ and was led by the C.O. of 617 Squadron, Wing Commander ‘Willie’ Tait DSO and three Bars DFC and Bar.


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