1 x 1 hr for the History Channel. Takes a detailed look at the ‘Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight’ as it prepares for its 50th year of display & commemorative ﬂying.
Takes a detailed and in depth look at the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight as it prepares for its 50th year of display & commemorative ﬂying including a display at the Biggin Hill International Air Show-2007.
Exclusive interviews with personnel of the Memorial Flight reveal the passion and enthusiasm that lies behind the expertise of those who maintain and ﬂy these magniﬁcent aircraft. Pilots who have previously ﬂown the latest jet ﬁghters describe the excitement,as well as the challenges, of ﬂying these classic war planes, especially the huge Lancaster bomber.
In stark contrast, interviews with veteran aircrew of Fighter and Bomber Command provide a chilling reminder of the reality of operational ﬂying in hostile skies. Dramatic black and white, and colour archive footage from WWII illustrates differences and similarities with the Flight of today.
Producer / Director
Richard P Hill