Monday, 1 September 2008

RAF Leuchars to Celebrate 90 Years of the Royal Air Force

On Saturday 13th September, the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force will be commemorated at an air show at RAF Leuchars. There will be historic aircraft on display, including a WW1 SE5a Scout bi-plane once flown by 111 (Fighter) Squadron based at Leuchars, which has a top speed of 138mph. In addition will be the RAF's latest Typhoon fighter jet, capable of 1480mph, and over 100 other aircraft, including representatives from other nations.

One of the highlights will be the fly-past of the WW2 Lancaster bomber accompanied by a Battle of Britain Spitfire and Hurricane, and other historic aircraft will include the Gloster Meteor, De Havilland Vampire and Hawker Hunter. All profits will go to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

(With thanks to the Rampant Scotland newsletter.)

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