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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight confirmed for 2024 airshow

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South Ayrshire Council is delighted to announce that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) will appear at The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight this September.

Taking to the skies this year will be the Hurricane, Spitfire and Lancaster aircraft that commemorate all those who have lost their lives serving in the RAF, or its predecessor the Royal Flying Corps, in all conflicts from 1914 up to the present day.

Based at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, the BBMF fleet of World War Two aircraft is preserved in flying condition as a living tribute to them, to promote the modern-day Air Force and to inspire future generations.

The Flight's motto 'Lest We Forget' says it all.

The BBMF will display on both Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September.

CEO of theSKYLAB, Dr Geoff Coxon, said: "At last year's airshow we were graced by only one Spitfire from the BBMF, and so I'm delighted that we have the Hurricane and Lancaster bomber this year too. Seeing the three of these aircraft flying in formation together, along with the sound of their six Rolls Royce Merlin engines, is a sight and sound to behold. We are very fortunate to have these three icons of the skies join us at Ayr."

South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Culture and Rural Affairs, Councillor Alec Clark said: "I am thrilled that the BBMF is returning to the 2024 airshow, even more so as we're being graced with the presence of the Hurricane, Spitfire and Lancaster this time.  I'll look forward to seeing all three beautifully preserved aircraft take to our skies and perform their displays - a fitting tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom."

South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Sport and Leisure, Councillor Brian Connolly, said: "The BBMF is a fantastic aerial display that all generations can enjoy.  We're extremely fortunate to have the display confirmed for September's airshow.  With all three BBMF iconic aircraft displaying this time, it's the perfect way for us to honour the 80th anniversary of D-Day landings, which is on 6 June this year, right here in South Ayrshire."

Leader of South Ayrshire Council, Councillor Martin Dowey, said: "It's an absolute pleasure to be able to confirm the BBMF will display at The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight on both Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September. It's a privilege to welcome these much respected and loved aircraft to this year's event and the displays will definitely be a highlight of the event."

The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight will be held at Ayr shore front on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September.

There will also be a Sunday funday in Ayr High Street on Sunday 8 September to extend the weekend's festivities.

You can keep up to date with event progress at www.ayrshow.co.uk