BBMF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in Profile

BBMF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in Profile
Chris Sandham-Bailey
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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) is a standing reminder of the heroism and sacrifice of countless British and Commonwealth aircrew who flew and fought during the Second World War. Formed at RAF Biggin Hill on July 11, 1957, as the Historic Aircraft Flight, today the BBMF' s incredible collection of aircraft includes six Spitfires, two Hurricanes, one of only two airworthy Avro Lancaster bombers in the world, a Douglas C-47 Dakota and two de Havilland Chipmunks. The Flight' s Second World War aircraft have survived against the odds to exist in flying condition today and this book charts each of their careers over the last seven decades or more. Author and illustrator Chris Sandham-Bailey has meticulously reproduced every known paint scheme worn by each of the aircraft - as well as gathering together an unrivaled collection of photographs to show how the appearance of the aircraft has changed. Never before have all of the BBMF aircraft liveries from the war' s end to the present day been catalogued and illustrated in one publication. This book is a must for anyone with an interest in the BBMF aircraft and their histories.
Leicestershire-based father of two Chris Sandham-Bailey comes from a family with strong ties to aviation and grew up in Somerset to the sound of Sea Harriers from Yeovilton (an aircraft he still has a passion for). An artist from an early age he has a degree in Art/History of Art, combining these two to produce several thousand profiles over the last decade for books and magazines along with commissions for the Luftwaffe and RAF. He has covered all aspects of aviation from the pre-war years to the latest, both civilian and military. When time allows he has also authored the text for articles and books. He claims his job is ' just colouring in aircraft' but this belies the huge amount of research and effort he puts into every one of his detailed and accurate designs.