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Unbuilt London: A 500 Foot Tall Monument to the Battle of Britain
Unbuilt London: A 500 Foot Tall Monument to the Battle of Britain

Unbuilt London: A 500 Foot Tall Monument to the Battle of Britain

A massive pyramid, topped with a pillar, and then some more -- not the Post Office Tower, but a monument to the Battle of Britain.

Oct
11
2015
RAF flypast over central London on Friday
RAF flypast over central London on Friday

RAF flypast over central London on Friday

This coming Friday, at lunchtime, look to the skies, as a military flypast will take place over central London.

Jul
05
2015
Military Flypasts over London in 2012
Military Flypasts over London in 2012

Military Flypasts over London in 2012

Details of military aircraft fly pasts over London during 2012 are starting to emerge, and I have the basic details from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight below. Rather a lot of tbas in there at the moment, but the

Feb
10
2012
Spitfire flypast over North London at Lunchtime
Spitfire flypast over North London at Lunchtime

Spitfire flypast over North London at Lunchtime

If you are in Hendon or Walthamstow at lunchtime today (11th May) look out for the distinctive shape of a WW2 Spitfire flying low overhead.

May
11
2011
WW2 Bomber to fly over London on Wednesday Lunchtime
WW2 Bomber to fly over London on Wednesday Lunchtime

WW2 Bomber to fly over London on Wednesday Lunchtime

Conveniently timed for lunchtime, on Wednesday (4th May), a WW2 Lancaster bomber is due to fly over central London. Although the notice from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight doesn’t say why the fly past is happening, checking other sources

May
03
2011
Military Flypasts over London in 2011
Military Flypasts over London in 2011

Military Flypasts over London in 2011

Collating details as they are published of the various military aircraft flypasts over London and local area, as I do – and it is about as ready as it is likely to get. Apart from the big flypast in June

Mar
28
2011
Military Aircraft Flying over London on Tuesday
Military Aircraft Flying over London on Tuesday

Military Aircraft Flying over London on Tuesday

As part of the events to remember the Battle of Britain, a service is being held in St Paul's Cathedral, which will be followed by a march past the Cathedral on the ground and flypast of three military aircraft somewhat higher up.

Sep
06
2010

Spitfire flypast over Central London this Friday

This coming Friday (20th August) marks two very special events. There will be a reciting of Winston Churchill’s famous speech, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”, at precisely 3:52pm,

Aug
18
2010

Military Flypasts over London (and surrounds)

Collating details as they are published of the various military aircraft flypasts over London and local area, as I do – and it is about as ready as it is likely to get. Apart from the big flypast in June

Mar
21
2010

Visiting the “Battle of Britain” Underground Bunker

Another in the occasional series on gaining access to places which are not conventionally open to the public.

Feb
22
2009