Folkestone remembers Battle of Britain with Air Display
This September, Folkestone will join Dover to remember the brave men and women of the Battle of Britain, as a number of displays and flypasts happen in the town.
The RAF Typhoon, Tutor, Battle of Britain Memorial flight, the Royal Dutch Air Force B25, Aero Legends Spitfire, the Hanger 11Spitfire and P51 Mustang will take to the skies over Folkestone for an air display between 2pm and 4.30pm/5pm on the afternoon of 12 September.
Flight Director Chris Yates said there would also be a parachute display: “We are finishing the afternoon with a climb up to height with the RAF Falcons to jump height escorted by two World War Two fighters and they will jump into Radnor Park.”
Chris also said that this year’s display would be focusing on local facilities and the event would be free: “It’s a normal day in Folkestone, the idea is that people in the town come and use the things in the town, not stuff that’s been shipped in from a van in South London.”
Leader of the Council, Councillor David Monk said the display would be a moving tribute: “The Battle of Britain Memorial Display will form the finale of a series of Kent-wide events. I am pleased that we are able to support what I know will be a moving and memorable anniversary tribute to The Few, especially given our district’s links with this historic Battle.”
You will be able to see the air display from the Leas, the Harbour and Harbour Arm with the finale at Radnor Park followed by a one minute silence.
You can listen again to the full interview with Chris Yates on Academy FM here: