Following the success of this years RAFA Battle Of Britain Shoreham Airshow the organisers are pleased to announce that they will be handing over a cheque in excess of £100,000 to the RAF Association ‘Wings Appeal.’
“Considering the current economic climate and the fact that the second day of this year’s event had somewhat inclement weather, we were delighted to have raised such a large sum” said Don Bean MBE – Airshow Organiser. “The money raised goes to the welfare and care for serving and ex serving members of the Royal Air Force and their families,” he added.
Already plans are being made for the 2009 show which will be extra special as it is the 20th Anniversary event. “Discussions are currently under way with the RAF to get their support in several ways not seen at Shoreham before including some special flying displays to celebrate this milestone,” said John Periam Airshow Press Officer.
To date the Airshow has raised almost One and a Half Million Pounds since it’s early days as a small fete and is now considered by many aviation publications to be one of the best Air Display venues in the UK creating an atmosphere unlike any other with it’s ‘Family appeal and cross section of military and civilian flying displays’.
An announcement will be made early in 2009 regarding our Patron – an invite has be officially extended to a member of the Royal Household to celebrate this important milestone.
Dates for 2009 are confirmed as August 22nd-23rd. Don Bean added. “We must also thank our many sponsors for their invaluable support and the organising team and their helpers (all volunteers) which make this show the success it is – we cannot do without them.”