One of the outcomes of Silloth Tourism Action Group’s ‘Silloth Airfield’ Project, which was funded by Heritage Lottery, is a film about the airfield. To the great delight of a large local audience, it was launched at a celebration evening on 24th April 2015. The film provides information about the airfield and how it was used. It also refers to memories of the civilian workers and airmen who were based there during the War years and its aftermath.
“We offer our sincere thanks to the many airmen and civilian personnel who came from all over the UK and other allied countries to serve at Silloth Aerodrome during WW2. We are very proud and forever grateful for the service you gave, and we will support ongoing efforts to preserve your memories and stories into the future.” Silloth Tourism Action Group (STAG).
Using his DJI Phantom, Silloth photographer James Smith, has produced a beautifully haunting video of Silloth Aerodrome from the air. It’s possible to imagine action here during WW2.
Silloth photographer James Smith has put a World War 1 Remembrance presentation together in memory of his Grandfather James George Smith. Beautifully done audio visual and very emotive.
Submitted to ‘Planes TV’ by David Kitchen on 26th August 2014 Filmed by Tim Dunlop, Bomber Leader on the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
The only airworthy Vulcan and Lancaster Bombers, three historic aircraft designed by Roy Chadwick, were filmed passing over the new building project for the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial. The resulting footage was uploaded to Planes TV.
A special flypast formation on 21st August 2014 for the turf cutting ceremony at the new Bomber Command Memorial at Canwick Hill. Cameras were at RAF Waddington, the new memorial site and on the roof of Lincoln Cathedral to capture the spectacular sight.
Courtesy of Planes TV, the above video features the last two airworthy Lancaster bombers and the only remaining flying Vulcan as they flew across the Lincolnshire skies in celebration of the turf cutting ceremony marking the beginning of the construction phase of the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) in Lincoln.
One of the Lancasters, “Vera”, was recently flown from Canada where she is based. This will be her last transnational flight. The Vulcan is also due to make its last flight in 2014. This formation has been named the Three Ship Tour.
The IBCC is the brainchild of The Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Tony Worth, and will establish a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command.
2 Lancasters, Spitfire and Hurricane at RAF Conningsby 13 August 2014.