One of the UK’s most iconic aircraft will be flying over the county – and this is how you can see it!
Derbyshire County Show will host a flyover for the RAF Hurricane from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight team on Sunday, June 23.
The show, which will mark its 139th anniversary, is expected to attract thousands of visitors from across the region and organisers promise the event will be bigger and better than ever.
Edward Hicklin, chairman of the Derbyshire Agricultural and Horticultural Society, said: “The RAF Hurricane is an iconic aircraft and we’re delighted that it will be entertaining visitors to this year’s Derbyshire County Show and Food Fayre.
“The county show has a very grand history stretching back to 1860 and we have a proud reputation to uphold; staging an event which has something for every member of the family and celebrates all that is good about the countryside on our doorstep.”
The Hawker Hurricane is one of the classic fighters of all time, designed and built for war. It was at the forefront of Britain’s defence in 1940 and played a major part in achieving the victory of 1945.
Today, there are just 12 Hurricanes still airworthy worldwide; only six of those are in the UK.