Luftwaffe Museum flies Royal Air Force Ensign from Lincolnshire
On 14th May 2012 a Royal Air Force Ensign from RAF Digby, Lincs was flown over the Luftwaffe National Air Museum in Gatow, Berlin, Germany to celebrate the anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.
In autumn 2011 Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire (AHL) hosted a three day visit to Lincolnshire by two senior officials from the Luftwaffe National Air Museum in Berlin. Lt Col Ralf Leonhardt, Director of the Luftwaffe National Air Museum and the museum's Curator, Hauptman Jan Beherendt, were taken on an escorted tour of four Lincolnshire aviation venues by David Harrigan, the Outreach and Learning Officer for AHL. During a tour of the Sector Operations Museum at RAF Digby the Luftwaffe National Air Museum personnel were presented with the RAF Ensign by staff from the RAF Digby Museum.
The RAF Ensign is pictured flying alongside the recently restored C-47 (DC-3) A65-69, which was rolled out on 11th May 2012 and over the new RAF Commemoration site at Gatow.
“We are pleased that they decided to fly the RAF Ensign to celebrate the Berlin Airlift.” commented Dave Harrigan AHL's Outreach and Learning Officer, he concluded. “We feel that this gesture from the staff of the Luftwaffe National Air Museum, paid a great honour to the RAF and civilian crews who flew to and from RAF Gatow during Operation Plainfare.”