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TECT and Goodwood

BriefingPosted by Anthony Knight Sun, September 13, 2015 22:47:55
An enjoyable day at the Goodwood Revival today was made even better by the amazing gathering of Hurricanes and Spitfires, over 20 in all, that we were able to walk around and examine closely. Better still was the commemorative Battle of Britain flypast, consisting of 11 Spitfires and one Hurricane, led, of course, by the TECT President, Group Captain Jez Attridge. He was closely pursued, in impeccable formation, by Duncan Mason, who had been "our" pilot for the memorable Spitfire flypast at Noyers Bocage.
If you want to see all of these aircraft and many more, go to Goodwood at Midday on Tuesday 15th September when 30-40 Hurricanes, Spitfires, Mustangs, Blenheim, Anson and other warbirds will depart en masse for flypasts over key Battle of Britain sites.
We hope that someone would remember that it was because of the heavy Typhoons at what was Westhampnett aerodrome that the perimeter track had to be tarmaced in 1943, giving us the wonderful motor-racing circuit that was the other reason for going to Goodwood today!