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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Schedule 2021

BBMF Display Schedule 2021


27 February 2021 - Capt Tom Moore's funeral - Dakota (Bedfordshire)

13 May 2021 - BBMF gained their Public Display Authority.
Below are the 2021 display dates (May to October), venues & timings (BST) for the BBMF:

L = Lancaster, S = Spitfire, H = Hurricane, D = Dakota.
Known flypasts are in italics.
May 2021

02 - Shuttleworth Season Premiere Drive-in Display - SS


June 2021

05 - Midlands Air Festival - SS - 2.30pm
05 - Waltham on the Wolds flypast - 2.59pm
05 - International Bomber Command Centre flypast - 3.10pm
06 - Runnymede Air Forces Memorial flypast - D - 11.10am
06 - Midlands Air Festival - SS - 2.30pm
06 - Shuttleworth Flying Festival of Britain Drive-in Display (Flypast) - S
23 - RAF Coltishall Heritage Centre flypast, Norfolk - SH
25 - Battle of Britain Airshow, Headcorn - SS - 2.00pm
26 - Battle of Britain Airshow, Headcorn - SS - 2.00pm
26 - Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford, Armed Forces Day- SH
27 - Battle of Britain Airshow, Headcorn - SSD - 2.00pm
27 - Liverpool City Centre, Merseyside, Armed Forces Day - H - 3.30pm
27 - Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, Memorial Park 100th anniversary - H - 3.45pm


July 2021

03 - Wallop Wings and Wheels (flypast cancelled due to weather) - H
04 - Epping Town Show, Essex (flypast) - H
04 - Capel-Le-Ferne, Folkestone in Kent (flypast) - H
04 - Shuttleworth Military Air Show Drive-in Display (flypast) - H
10 - Summer Gala & Heritage Transport Show, Evesham, Worc's (flypast) - S - 2.00pm
11 - Summer Gala & Heritage Transport Show, Evesham, Worc's (flypast) - D - 2.40pm
12 - RAF Honington Practice Display - DSS
14 - Canwick Ave, Lincoln - 85th anniversary of the formation of RAF Bomber Command (flypast) - D - 12.30pm
17 - Kingsclere, Hampshire - S - 2.26pm
17 - Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire - H - Between 2.30pm & 3.30pm
18 - Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire - H - Between 3.30pm & 4.30pm
22 - Bardwell, Suffolk - S
22 - RAF Honington - S
23 - RAF Coningsby families Day (not open to the public)
24 -
RAF Cosford Museum (Summer of Fun 'n' Flight) - H - 3.15pm
25 - Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton (Family Fun Day) - H - Between 12.30pm & 1.30pm
25 - RAF Cosford Museum (Summer of Fun 'n' Flight) - H - 1.50pm


August 2021

07 - East Kirkby Air Show - DSS
08 - Folkestone Air Display - D - 2pm (now 3.30pm due to weather)
26 - Clacton Airshow (Clacton 150) - SH - 2.45pm to 3pm
27 - Clacton Airshow (Clacton 150) - SH - 1.30pm to 1.45pm
27 - Sidmouth Air Show - SS - 5.45pm
29 - Little Gransden Air & Car Show - S - 2.30pm
30 - Lanc, Tank and Military Machines, East Kirkby AD, Lincolnshire - S - 2.00pm


September 2021

02 - Bournemouth Air Festival - DSH
03 - Bournemouth Air Festival - DSH
04 - Bournemouth Air Festival - DSH - 1.00pm
05 - Bournemouth Air Festival - DSH - 1.45pm
05 - Largs Viking Festival, North Ayrshire - S - 4.00pm & 4.45pm
09 - Jersey International Air display - D - 3.00pm
09 - Guernsey Air display - LSS - 10.45am Cancelled
11 - Abingdon Air & Country Show - S - 2.00pm
18 - Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show LSH
19 - Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show LSH
25 - Lincolnshire's Lancaster Association (LLA) Members Day, Coningsby

Official BBMF Schedule:

October 2021

To be announced


LSSSH = The 'Dowding' formation consists of Lancaster, 3x Spitfires and a Hurricane.
L = Lancaster, S = Spitfire, H = Hurricane, D = Dakota.

The BBMF Lancaster returned back home to Coningsby on Saturday 11th September 2021 after a period of maintenance at Duxford.

The BBMF schedule is usually announced at the end of March each year.



The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight or BBMF presently consist of twelve aircraft:- 6 Spitfires, 2 Hurricanes, Lancaster, Dakota, and 2 Chipmunks. They are operated by the Royal Air Force and have been based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire since 1976. The BBMF participate in scores of Air Displays, flypasts and events every year.

The display crew and groundcrew are all volunteers drawn from the Royal Air Force. The Flight routinely makes over 700 individual aircraft appearances during a year, ranging from major air shows to village fetes. The BBMF are usually represented at air shows with the Lancaster flanked by a Spitfire and Hurricane.

BBMF Official website, BBMF Facebook & BBMF Twitter.

BBMF page on this website.

UK Air Show Calendar 2021.