Visitors to the Battle of Britain Memorial were slightly surprised, on Friday 17th August when an RAF Chinook HC Mk6A helicopter from the Chinook Display Flight based at RAF Odiham appeared at the Memorial. The visit had been arranged in conjunction with the RAF 100 celebrations to take photographs of the aircraft at the Memorial. The Chinook was captained by Flight Lieutenant Stu Kinaston with Flight Lieutenant Matt Smyth as co-pilot and Sergeant Gav Anderson as Loadmaster.
Another member of the Display Flight, Flight Lieutenant Andy Donovan was on the ground at the Capel Site together with RAF photographers.
Needless to say many photographs were taken during the 25 minute visit and some are attached here to give a flavour of the spectacle that the visitors enjoyed.
Our thanks go to the Chinook Display Flight which is drawn from 27 Squadron at RAF Odiham.