Guernsey Air Display 2015
The immortal words of the then Prime Minister, Winston Churchill when addressing the House of Commons in August 1940 – two months into the Battle of Britain.
2015 marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain that raged in the skies over England, Germany and the English Channel as the Royal Air Force did everything in its power – and successfully – to repel the German Luftwaffe and defend the sovereignty of Great Britain.
Guernsey’s annual Battle of Britain Week starts on Monday 6 September and will conclude with church service at The Town Church, St Peter Port on Sunday 13 September 2015.
The main focus of this special week of fund raising for the Royal Air Forces Association is the Guernsey Air Display that will take place on Thursday 10 September from 11am to 1.15pm.
Spectators can enjoy the nostalgia of the unforgettable, emotive sights of the Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota planes (the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) that will open the Air Display and the split-second precision flying of The Red Arrows (The Reds) at the end of the Air Display.
The aircraft in between are a glorious and breath-taking combination of aerobatic displays, a 95 year old wing walker who holds no less than 13 Guinness World Records to his name, the noise and sound of the Strikemaster and new this year to the Guernsey Air Display are Team Raven.
The full programme of participating aircraft will be announced shortly.
To keep up to date with all the latest news on 2015 Guernsey Air Display, do visit www.guernseyairdisplay.com
The Guernsey Air Display would simply not be possible without the generous support of the Guernsey Air Display Consortium.
The Display remains free to the public thanks to sponsorship from a number of local companies who come together as the Guernsey Air Display Consortium. In 2015 the Consortium members are:
State of Guernsey Culture and Leisure Department
Butterfield Bank (Guernsey) Ltd
Cleland & Co Ltd
First Central Group
First Names Group
Fuel Supplies C.I. Ltd
Terra Firma Capital Management Ltd
Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd.
Credit Suisse (Channel Islands) Limited
Richmond Fiduciary Group
Aiglle Flight Support
The Friends of was set up in 2012 and continues to attract new members each year. At just £10 per person it is an affordable way for members of the public to get involved with the Air Display.
Membership includes a bespoke enamel Friend of pin badge, your name listed in the official souvenir programme on the Friends of page and the opportunity to win VIP tickets to a reception at Castle Cornet to watch the Display.
For more details and to apply to become a Friend click here.
Photos courtesy of Jon Le Ray
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