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Spitfire Diamond Nine planes will soar over Kent in summer airshow

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Original article from Kent Live

The sixth annual Battle of Britain Airshow has announced that a new crop of iconic British aircraft will be taking part in this year's commemorative event.

Hosted at Headcorn Aerodrome, near Ashford, the celebration of the British WW2 victory in the skies of the south east will take place between June 25 and 27, 2021.

The Spitfire model of aircraft are the main attraction at the event, being the most iconic plane in British military history, and crucial to the war waged across Europe's skies between 1939 and 1945.

This is no sombre event however, as the Battle of Britain Airshow promises to blend excitement and history.

The weekend promises to "exquisitely blend choreographed Battle-of-Britain era aircraft displays, with family friendly attractions and re-enactments," meaning that even if you're not a military history buff, there's plenty of entertainment on offer.

A huge variety of aircraft will be on display, with fighters, bombers, transport and training aircraft sharing the Kent skies, representing both the Allied forces and the Axis Powers.

The event's displays will also showcase the Aero Legends fleet, showing what these 80-year-old aircraft are capable of, with further exclusive bookable events taking place across the June weekend.

The planes

The central part of an airshow is, of course, the aircraft themselves, and the newly announced planes are definitely noteworthy additions.

Most eye-catching is G-IRTY, often referred to as ‘The Silver Spitfire', which lives up to its name with a polished metallic appearance.

The striking 'Silver Spitfire' will be making it's debut over Kent this summer.

Other newcomers are the 'City of Exeter' RR232, as well as supermarine spitfires MH434 and MT928.

This accompanies the already-announced five spitfires that were pencilled in to appear: Spitfires TD314 ‘St George’, NH341 ‘Elizabeth’, N3200, PT462 and PL983 ‘The NHS Spitfire’.

The Battle of Britain Airshow was the only event of its kind to take place across Europe last year, persisting in spite of the pandemic.

Due to its success last year the organisers have given this year's iteration the go-ahead.

However, attendance is pre-sale ticket admission only – so if you fancy seeing parts of Britain's history take to the skies, you'll need to book ahead.

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