RAF planes in Yorkshire: Exact dates and times Lancaster Bomber and Spitfire Battle of Britain Memorial Flights will fly over Haworth 1940s Weekend and Sheffield
The Dambusters raids, also known as Operation Chastise, were carried out on May 16 and 17, 1943 by 617 Squadron RAF Bomber Command. It is believed that Yorkshire air crews played a significant role in the Second World War, as RAF Bawtry was used as a bomber command centre.
RAF Finningley and RAF Lindholme were also used for military attacks in Europe. As part of its anniversary, Battle of Britain Memorial Flights (BBMF) will be held at various festivals, fairs, village fetes, steam fairs, car shows, museums and more across the country.
One of these events will be the Haworth 1940s Weekend, a vintage themed event where guests can dress up in costumes celebrating the 40s in Britain. A Spitfire is expected to fly over the village that birthed the famous Bronte sisters.
The RAF plane was also seen by people in South Yorkshire and neighbouring West Yorkshire areas.
Schedule of RAF flypasts in Yorkshire
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Haworth, West Yorkshire - a Spitfire will fly over the village between 1.58pm and 2.28pm
Sheffield, South Yorkshire - A Lancaster Bomber plane will fly over the city between 12.25pm and 12.55pm