Poppy-drops

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Re­mem­brance Sun­day’s fine weather en­abled a va­ri­ety of air­borne trib­utes to take place. As was widely shown in the day’s news cov­er­age, C-47 Skytrain Dragem-oot was used to drop 750,000 biodegrad­able (and there­after re­cov­ered) pop­pies over the Bat­tle of Bri­tain Me­mo­rial at Capel-leFerne. It was flanked from North Weald and back by Spit­fire T9 NH341/G-CICK and HF IX TD314/ G-CGYJ.

An­other fa­mous Es­sex air­field, Stow Maries pre­sented a com­bined poppy-drop from Stam­pes G-AWEG, G-AYIJ and G-BPLM dur­ing its Re­mem­brance Day event. ARC’S Blen­heim made a spec­tac­u­lar sight drop­ping its pop­pies at low-level over IWM Dux­ford while, two coun­ties away, US Army-marked Cub G-AYPM let loose its load as part of the vil­lage pa­rade through Cosby, Le­ices­ter­shire.

C-47 Drag-em-oot’s stun­ning poppy trib­ute over Capel-le-ferne

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