Battle of Britain: Flypast for 75th anniversary of ‘Hardest Day’

Later today, Aircraft including 6 Spitfires and 18 Hurricanes will fly over the south of England to mark the 75th Anniversary since the Battle of Britain’s “Hardest Day”. battle of britain memorial

On 18th August 1940, Biggin Hill came under attack from the Luftwaffe and this day became known as the “Hardest Day”, when the greatest loss of life was recorded by both sides during the Battle of Britain.

The commemoration will honour those lost during the Battle of Britain which lasted throughout the Summer of 1940 and was the first major battle fought entirely in the air.

Throughout the day, three flight formations will take place including the Hamlyn flight which will see eight aircraft fly over Sevenoaks, Yalding, Ashford, the former RAF Hawkinge with a special salute over the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-Le-Ferne on the white cliffs of Dover.

Visqueen Building Products are proud to have supplied products to the stunning and emotive build of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust project ‘The Wing’.

The Wing

The Spitfire inspired development, aptly named ‘The Wing’ provides a high-tech, immersive experience and learning centre for visitors to the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust at the Capel-le-Ferne site.

During the preliminary stages of the build, the Visqueen team provided technical knowledge and expertise in specifying the correct damp protection system in accordance with building regulations.

Find out more about the project here.

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