Tomorrow on Remembrance Sunday, 750,000 poppies will be dropped from our original World War Two Dakota ‘Drag em Oot’ in a tribute to the fallen.
As the nation falls silent at 11am on Sunday November 10, our Dakota flanked by Spitfires TD314 & NH341 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.
“Commemorations like this are incredibly important to remember those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom”
Ben Perkins, Aero Legends Managing Director
The 100% paper, bio-degradable poppies will be dropped at exactly 11am on Remembrance Sunday from 500ft above the Battle of Britain Memorial next to the White Cliffs. 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 and dropping the poppies will provide a moving tribute to those who fought, and continue to fight, for their country.
We request that any donations are paid directly to the charities we are supporting; The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and The Battle of Britain Memorial.
You can meet the Pilots, Aircraft and Veterans by attending our Remembrance Sunday 2019 event at The Squadron, North Weald. The event is free to the public, there will be a ceremony, a paid carvery (subject to availability) and tours of the historic aircraft before the main event.
The formation will return to North Weald Airfield at approximately 11:30 where attendees will have another opportunity to meet the veterans and tour the aircraft.
Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne will be closed to public at the time of the poppy drop. Please do not try to access the site until 12:00/after the poppy drop.
To view the poppy drop we advise spectators park and view from around the Folkestone Harbour area where there is ample parking.
Attached to this post is a chart showing our planned route, you will be able to see the aircraft at the following locations at approximately these times (times may vary subject to weather):
10:30 Take off North Weald
10:58 Folkestone (Hold)
11:00 Battle of Britain Memorial Poppy Drop
11:30 North Weald & Land
All important event updates will be posted on both Facebook and our website. Times may vary due to weather and other factors outside of our control