Biggin Hill – 18 August 2015 – ‘The Hardest Day’

When Biggin Hill announced it was convening 17 Spitfires and 5 Hurricanes, as a salute to ‘The Hardest Day’ of the Battle of Britain (September 15, 1940), there weren’t enough wild horses in the world to keep me away. This magnificent turnout was however fewer than the aircraft booked, although memory fails to recall how many Spits and Hurricanes were unable to show on the day.

The participants:

Spitfires

  1. Mk I – AR213
  2. Mk I – X4650
  3. Seafire III – PP972
  4. Mk V – EE602
  5. Mk V – BM597
  6. Mk V – EP120
  7. Mk IX – RR232
  8. Mk IX – MK356
  9. Mk IX – TA805
  10. Mk IX – MH434
  11. T IX – MJ627
  12. T IX SM520
  13. T IX – ML407
  14. Mk XI – PL965
  15. Mk XIV MV293
  16. Mk XVI RW382
  17. Mk XVI – TE184

 

Hurricanes

  1. Sea Hurricane I -Z7015
  2. Hurricane I/X – AE977
  3. Hurricane I – R4118
  4. Hurricane IIc – PZ865
  5. Hurricane XII – P3700/Z5140

 

Wildcard

  1. P-51D – G-SHWN