Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s a RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at NNUH!

A Dakota plane, part of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), will be conducting a fly past on Saturday 20 June 2015 at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Fete and Open Day.

The flypast is scheduled to occur over the NNUH’s Colney site at 13.35pm and is part of a packed day of live entertainment, games, craft and produce stalls and behind the scene tours of various hospital departments and careers fair.

Louise Cook, NNUH Fundraising Manager said: “We are really lucky to be able to have this memorial flight not only fly over the N&N but on our open day too providing entertainment in the sky as well as on the ground for all our visitors, staff and patients.”

Flt Lt Garne from the BBMF said, “We are very pleased that our Dakota plane will be part of such a community event in Norwich. As many people will know that the Douglas C-47 Dakota is without a doubt one of the most successful aircraft designs in history. The C-47 is a military version of the DC-3 airliner which first flew in 1935.”

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (RAFBBMF) is based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. The BBMF was set up in 1957 to act as a living, flying memorial to the men and women who fought in the RAF in World War 2.

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Notes to Editors

BBMF operate a range of historic flying aircraft, including the UK’s only operational Lancaster bomber, two Hurricanes, eight Spitfires, a Dakota transport aircraft and a Chipmunk. These aircraft are maintained by RAF maintenance teams, all year round, and undertake a very busy flying schedule throughout the year. The aircraft are regularly seen at events commemorating World War II and upon British State occasions.

Monday 1st of June 2015 05:00:17 PM