Petwood Hotel

Win dinner for two at the Petwood Hotel (worth £75)

This month, you could win a three-course dinner at the Petwood Hotel in Lincolnshire, which was the home of the RAF 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron during the Second World War.

The Petwood is very close to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Visitor Centre, so you could even combine the prize with a visit to see the BBMF’s aircraft. 

Don’t forget that if you are a member of the RAF Memorial Flight Club, you can claim a free tour of the aircraft hangar whenever you visit by showing your membership card. Please make sure you check the opening times on the BBMF Visitor Centre’s website before visiting.

How to enter the ballot

All current members of the RAF Memorial Flight Club have been automatically entered into this month’s ballot. If you’re not already a member, please join the Club by 1st April 2018. 

RAF BBMF C-47 Dakota ZA947

C-47 Dakota ZA947 – 25 years with the BBMF

Header image: RAF BBMF C-47 Dakota ZA947 in flight, with the familiar sight of the Air Loadmaster waving from the open ‘Para’ door. (Photo: Mark Meades)

In March 1993 C-47 Dakota Mk III ZA947 was taken on charge by the BBMF at RAF Coningsby. The 76-year-old transport aircraft, representative of the very many that flew with the RAF during World War Two and beyond, has therefore been part of the BBMF aircraft fleet for 25 years this month.

Jim Stewart BBMF

BBMF Operations Assistant Jim Stewart retires

Header image: BBMF Ops Assistant Jim Stewart. (Photo: RAF Coningsby Photo Section © Crown Copyright)

The Civil Service post of BBMF Operations Assistant was established as a full-time role with the BBMF in 2004 and, since then, it has been held by Mr Jim Stewart.


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