The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre held a flying event on 13 September to commemorate the Battle of Britain.

 

Spitfire Mk.XVI TD248 CR-S (G-OXVI), flown by Cliff Spink, arrived from Duxford during lunchtime. The airfield was later impressively strafed and bombed by John Romain in HA-112 Buchon G-BWUE; the Spitfire was scrambled and a superbly flown dogfight routine took place within the airfield boundary.

 

Following the display, both aircraft recovered to East Kirkby and were greeted with loud applause from the large crowd as they landed and taxied to their parking area close to the crowd line, suitably framed by a Second World War re-enactor manned Spitfire dispersal.

 

Events at East Kirkby are always very informal, relaxed affairs and this event easily rates as the highlight so far of a busy year at the museum.