The Last of the Few

About the Show

A detailed look at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as it prepares for its 50th year of commemorative flying with a thrilling display at the Biggin Hill International Air Show in 2007. As Spitfires and Hurricanes undergo servicing and maintenance, the Avro Lancaster heavy bomber of the Flight is stripped back to its skin for a major overhaul. The programme follows the work involved as these aircraft are reinstated in the markings and colour schemes of machines flown by courageous and outstanding aircrew of World War II. Exclusive interviews with personnel of the Memorial Flight reveal the passion and enthusiasm that lies behind the expertise of those who maintain and fly the aircraft. Pilots who have previously flown the latest jet fighters describe the excitement and techniques of flying these classic warplanes, especially the huge Lancaster bomber.