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The organisers of the Festival of Flight at Biggin Hill Airport are searching for volunteers who own pre-1966 classic cars or motorcycles to join the fun on the day (Saturday 14th June) with the presence of their owners and their lovingly restored and maintained machinery.

A special classic vehicle display arena has been allocated close to the park where the RAF Aerobatic Team ‘The Red Arrows’ will be lined up.  Back in the mid 1960’s, each member of the Red Arrows team  was provided with a red MGB  for the season, courtesy the British Motor Corporation whose publicity manager at the time was the well known broadcaster and commentator, the late Raymond Baxter.

“One part of our celebration for the Red Arrows 50th display season is to link the high profile motor cars and motorcycles of the early to mid-1960’s period with half a century of precision display performances by this world-famous team.  This year, Land Rover are the official sponsors of their Ground Support Team” says Event Organiser Colin Hitchins.

Participating volunteers will be expected to be on site at the airport for marshalling by 11am on the day and to remain in the arena until 7.30pm. A parade is planned during the afternoon.

Volunteers are requested to provide full details of their early to mid-1960’s classic machine with a picture, together with their name and address, telephone contact and e-mail to the organiser’s office:

Mailing address is Colin Hitchins, Biggin Hill Airport, Main Road. Biggin Hill, TN16 3BH.  The invitation is open until 23rd May.

In the event of the invitation being over-subscribed, a selection process will be held and classic vehicle volunteers advised in good time.  Each classic car or motorcycle owner will be offered two adult tickets to the Festival in return for a donation (min £5) to one of the two chosen charities – Children in Need or Foal Farm Rescue Centre.

Festival of Flight Information line – dial & listen:  01959 578571

Website – includes Festival ticketing:  

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