Battle of Britain flypast as London remembers the Blitz

Battle of Britain flypast over London

Apologies for the shonky photos – trying to capture the Battle of Britain flypast over St Paul’s reminded me of just how small the World War 2 aircraft were – especially the iconic Spitfire which appeared as a tiny speck in the sky from Brixton.

It’s important to remember the contribution and sacrifice made by those brave pilots during those dark times, so here’s my (fairly hopeless) photo tribute.

Above, you can see a Dakota flying past the Strata tower, in Elephant and Castle.

Battle of Britain flypast over London

A Lancaster bomber and tiny Spitfire in the skies of London.

Battle of Britain flypast over London

Flying over the Barbican towers, with the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral visible to the left.

Marking the 70th anniversary of the German ‘blitz’ bombing campaign, a remembrance service¬† was taking place in the cathedral, with pilots, firefighters, nurses and ambulance workers attending.

Battle of Britain flypast over London

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One Comment on “Battle of Britain flypast as London remembers the Blitz”

  1. Given how quick you have downloaded the pictures, I think they are splendid!
    I saw both aircraft fly past Bishopsgate during my lunch at 1230pm, but the sight was
    all too fleeting, so well done !!

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