local info ... and so much more

Two iconic World War Two fighter planes will fly over Banbury on Sunday (15 September) as the town remembers the Battle of Britain.

Flypast by Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire for Banbury.

Two iconic World War Two fighter planes will fly over Banbury on Sunday (15 September) as serving military personnel, veterans, cadets and civic dignitaries line up below.

The battle was fought in the skies above southern England in the summer and autumn of 1940 and the RAF’s defeat of the Luftwaffe was a major factor in preventing Hitler’s forces from invading England.

The flypast will be the highlight of Banbury’s 2019 Battle of Britain Day, organised by Banbury Town Council, which will begin at 11.30am.

A military and civic parade will march from Broad Street, up High Street, into Horsefair, and to St Mary’s Church for a memorial service.

After the service the parade will line up in Horsefair to await the flypast – scheduled for 12.48.

The parade will then return to Broad Street with the marchers taking the salute near the bandstand in High Street.

Leader of Banbury Town Council Kieron Mallon said:

“Battle of Britain Day pays tribute to those who defended this country in the most courageous way. They must never be forgotten.”

A flypast by a Dakota transport plane was originally planned for the event but Banbury’s Air Cadets, who are organising the flypast, have achieved a major coup in getting the fighter planes.

The Hawker Hurricane is a British fighter plane of the 1930/40s that was designed and built by Hawker Aircraft for the RAF. It was the most numerous of RAF’s aircraft during the Battle of Britain and was used by 33 squadrons.

The Supermarine Spitfire is a British fighter plane used by the RAF and allied countries before, during, and after WW2. It was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft and its slim wing design gave it a higher top speed than other fighter planes, including the Hurricane.

Help share the news…

Share This:

Local recommended businesses you may find useful.


For your painting and decorating needs.

Whether it’s a cosy flat, substantial house, or commercial premises, professional painting and decorating can transform your home or business property.

Contact David Green Decorating today for a no-obligation quotation, and advice on all your decorating or redecoration projects.

Email:

Telephone: 01295 721206

Mobile: 07790 394625

Website: www.davidgreendecorating.co.uk

Contact David Green Decorating today for a no-obligation quotation, and advice on all your decorating or redecoration projects.

 


Looking for somewhere to Eat Out in the area?

Dining out in Banburyshire has never been so exciting, with amazing venues popping up year upon year. Renowned for producing incredibly talented chefs, the Banbury area is developing a reputation for its growing number of excellent foodie pubs.

Sink your teeth into this list of great country food pubs around Banbury

Sink your teeth into this list of great country food pubs around Banbury

 


Businesses in Banbury and Banburyshire.

Need a local business?

To help YOU find a high quality checked out local business, head over to the Banburyshire Info local business directory.

To help YOU find a high quality checked out local business, head over to the Banburyshire Info directory page for our local business listings.

 


The community and news site for Banbury and Banburyshire.

Whether you live, work or just love the Banbury area known as Banburyshire, our Facebook group is for you. A community that gives you the best of local in one place. You’ll find the site crammed full of useful and essential information such as news, jobs, events, articles, food, local businesses and so much more.

Banburyshire Info provides a comprehensive resource for residents, businesses, and visitors to the Banburyshire area.

Share This:

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.