“Battle of Britain 75 Years On” (January 21 at 7 p.m. and January 24 at noon)
Historic Flight Foundation is honored to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a spring series of presentations by elite aviation historians. Mike Lavelle will answer the scramble bell with “Battle of Britain 75 Years On.” John Sessions will follow with a tribute to “The Other Few” including American, Canadian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish and other non-British, Battle of Britain pilots. Military re-enactors in authentic dress will participate.
“Just-in-Time Fighters” (February 4 at 7 p.m. and February 7 at noon)
Barry Latter will present the particulars of the Spitfire and Hurricane; their development, manufacture and performance; in a most authentic English accent. Tea and biscuits will be served.
“The Battle of Britain Continued – The Blitz from October 1940 to May 1941″ (March 4 at 7 p.m. and March 7 at noon)
In September, 1940, Hermann Goring recognized Royal Air Force fighters had succeeded in neutralizing Luftwaffe fighters, thereby precluding invasion of Britain before 1941. But the battle for the skies continue with bombers and rockets. Bill McCutcheon will share the weapons, key events and extraordinary people of this period.