This weekend saw this site pass through the 400th post mark. I've enjoyed putting together each and every post on this page, together with the experiences that helped create them. I am also very grateful for you, the readers, who take the time to not only read these posts, but on many occasions comment, like … Continue reading Tell Your Warbird Stories!
Now an annual event with a growing reputation, the Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow returned on the 6th/7th July in 2019. Growing from the first evening event in 2015, the show has now established itself in this late June/early July slot and boasts and impressive collection of warbirds the likes of which rarely appear away … Continue reading Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
They say the "third times the charm", well as it turns out, with this venue that is certainly true. I had attended the Victory Show at Cosby twice before, on each occasion having been encouraged by the impressive reviews and reports online from previous displays. In 2012, a wonderful line up was on offer, though … Continue reading Cosby Victory Show 2018
Following on from my previous post featuring my Dad's pictures from the activity at Headcorn in 1988 surrounding the production of the mini series "Piece of Cake", I thought another post might prove popular. I'll try to use a few different images and also try and bring the story up to date with some recent … Continue reading Another Piece of Cake – “Then and Now”
This May/June marks 30 years since the aerial filming took place for the ITV television series " Piece Of Cake" based on the Derek Robinson Novel of the same name. The show is a classic for any warbird enthusiast with some stunning flying and great characters. Robinson's original novel followed the fictional Hornet Squadron though … Continue reading When Piece of Cake came to Headcorn – 30 years on
The Victory Show at Cosby has long been on my to do list ever since the first visit back in 2012 was soured by the use of a bizarre 45 degree display line despite having an incredible array of rare warbirds in the flying display. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37199639985/in/dateposted-public/ The years have passed since that show and this … Continue reading Best Laid Plans Part 2……Sywell 9th September
2015 saw a remarkable evening airshow take place at Headcorn in Kent. This show saw many aircraft of the Battle arrive at the grass airfield in order to pay tribute to the men of the Battle over the fields where it would have been fought 75 years ago. In a dramatic last hour there was … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2015 #8 –Headcorn’s Battle of Britain
Anniversary years always bring about some interesting new events, some are one offs, while some remain and build following impressive debuts. Personally I hope that the recent airshow at Headcorn turns out to be in the latter category. Regular readers of this site will know that Headcorn is my local airfield and I have grown … Continue reading Headcorn Battle Of Britain Airshow – 11th July 2015
An excellent debut show at one of my favourite airfields in the country, a great day culminating with a wonderful fighter tailchase in the setting sun! Full report will be with you by the weekend but for now please enjoy and share some of my pictures from the day.
In the first part of this Headcorn post, I gave a brief history of the airfield and posted a few photos of some interesting visitors that have dropped in over the years. Today I wanted to give a bit more detail to these visits and some of the recurring warbirds that have formed part of … Continue reading Headcorn Airfield – A Warbird History Part 2: