Lancaster Bombers

75 years ago – Bomber Command raid on Leipzig

Header image: Lancasters outbound at dusk.

75 years ago this month, on the night of 19/20th February 1944, RAF Bomber Command launched a major bombing raid against the German city of Leipzig at the beginning of the so-called ‘Big Week’. It was to prove to be the most costly, in terms of losses for the RAF, of the war so far. Leipzig was attacked in an attempt to destroy four Messerschmitt aircraft factories where Bf109 fighters were built, and a ball-bearing plant located in the city.

The Heritage Hangar at Biggin Hill

Win the chance to sit in a Spitfire at Biggin Hill

This month, we’re giving away a tour of the Heritage Hangar at Biggin Hill for two people. The prize includes the opportunity for both people to sit in a Spitfire and experience the cockpit first hand! This experience for two would usually cost £138. 

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 January 2019.

BBMF Hurricane Mk II LF363

Hurricane LF363 75th ‘birthday’ – 1st January

Header image: BBMF Hurricane Mk II LF363 is now 75 years old. (Photo: Darren Harbar) 

Hurricane LF363 was built as a cannon-armed Mk IIC at the huge Hawker Aircraft factory at Langley, near Slough in Berkshire, during the latter part of 1943. The aircraft’s first flight, an air test, was completed on New Year’s Day, 1st January 1944. This remarkable Hurricane has therefore just passed its 75th ‘birthday’.


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