2017 Carnival Charities
We are delighted to have the world famous 'Battle of Britain Memorial Flight' Spitfire Flypast taking place on Carnival Day. Having both a flypast and a full-scale replica WWII Spitfire with original cockpit on the carnival field, we hope to remember Woodley’s historic links to Spitfires.
The Woodley Airfield was used by the RAF in both World War's and the Miles Aircraft factory on the airfield made parts for Spitfires. Sir Douglas Bader who crashed at Woodley Airfied between the wars went on to be a Spitfire Squadron Leader during WW2, this is why Bader Way was named after him and all the roads on Woodley Airfied estate are named after aircraft.
The BBMF have confirmed the flypast will take place at 13:30 on carnival day.
We are delighted to also have a full-scale replica Spitfire with original cockpit on display. This is the only static Spitfire in the world with a working WWII Rolls Royce Engine. Visitors will be able to see the Spitfire up close, sit in the cockpit and experience an engine start-up during the afternoon.
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