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Second World War fighter plane, a Hawker Hurricane, from Battle of Britain Memorial Flight set to thrill crowds at the Nottinghamshire County Show





There will be a touch of nostalgia in the skies above Newark this weekend as a second world war aircraft performs a flypast.

Visitors to the Nottinghamshire County Show on Saturday (May 11) will be treated to a flypast from a Hawker Hurricane, as part of the day’s entertainment at Newark Showground.

The historic aircraft forms part of the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which is based at RAF Coningsby and was set up to commemorate those who died while serving their country during the war.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast. Photo provided by: Notts County Show.
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast. Photo provided by: Notts County Show.

The flypast will take place at around 3.24pm on Saturday, subject to availability and weather.

The Hurricane returns following a successful flyover at the show last year.

From the many thousands of Hurricanes that were built to aid Britain’s war effort in the 1940s, there are now only 12 remaining

Elizabeth Halsall, organiser of the Nottinghamshire County Show, said: “We have had RAF flypasts for the past two years and we know from the feedback we get just how popular they are.

“We’re thrilled to be able to welcome the Hurricane back again this year, weather and availability permitting, and we’re sure that they will provide a standout moment during what is promising to be a very memorable show.”

In total the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates six Spitfires and two Hurricanes, alongside other much-loved aircraft, including a C47 Dakota and its Avro Lancaster — which can be seen airshow, events and state occasions up and down the country from May to September.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane flypast. Photo provided by: Notts County Show.
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane flypast. Photo provided by: Notts County Show.

There will be more entertainment on the day with performances acts such as the Imps Motorcycle Display Team, the Young Farmers Clubs’ lawnmower race and gun dog displays.

There is also a family-friendly dog show, miniature donkeys, a countryside skills area, a community zone, and a Make, Bake and Grow contest, showcasing rural crafts.

Organisers are also expecting a bumper entry in the livestock competitions, with sheep, goats, pigs and cattle all vying for best-in-show rosettes, including, new for this year, Highland Cattle.

Tickets are currently available online for £18, with free entry for children aged 16 and under.

For more information visit Nottinghamshire County Show website.



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