Aero Legends is delighted to announce its role in this year’s national Remembrance Sunday commemorations marking the end of World War 2.
Our original World War Two Dakota ‘war horse’ will take centre stage on Sunday November 10 as it circles the iconic White Cliffs of Dover to drop three-quarters-of-a-million poppies in a moving tribute to the fallen.
As the nation falls silent at 11am on Sunday November 10, the Dakota flanked by two Spitfires will soar above the Kent countryside to mark 74 years since the end of the Second World War.
Veterans from several conflicts including WW2, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan will signal the drop from onboard the Dakota as the formation reaches the skies above the White Cliffs.
Ben Perkins, Aero Legends Ltd Managing Director said: “Commemorations like this are incredibly important to remember those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom. We very much look forward to welcoming you to cover this special event.”
The bio-degradable poppies will be dropped at exactly 11am on Remembrance Sunday above the Battle of Britain War Memorial next to the White Cliffs.
The aircraft will fly past at an altitude of just 500ft and a team of volunteers will ensure the poppies are cleared up after the ceremony.
It is hoped the sight of three original World War Two aircraft dropping the poppies will provide a moving tribute to those who fought, and continue to fight, for their country.
The Dakota will carry five veterans including three former RAF servicemen who served during the Second World War.
The battle-scarred aircraft – known to its crew at the time as ‘Drag Em Oot’ is itself a veteran of the conflict and took part in the troop drops on D-Day and Ahnam.
It still has the 40 bullet holes in its fuselage dating back to those battles.