From the archives: Battle of Britain Week, 15 August, 1950

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BATTLE of Britain Week will be celebrated this year in the week ending Saturday, September 16. On that day five RAF stations in Scotland will be “At Home” to the public to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the part played by the Royal Air Force.

The public will be welcome to see how the RAF lives, works and plays, by visits to the stations at Turnhouse, Dyce, Leuchars, Kinloss and West Freugh, Wigtownshire. At all these stations there will be air displays with, it is hoped, visits from jet aircraft. Static displays of aircraft and equipment will also be featured. Celebration of the anniversary in Scotland will wind up with a service of remembrance and thanksgiving in St Giles’ Cathedral, at 3pm on Sunday, September 17. The £175,000 Vickers Viscount, the first of the fleet of 20 ordered by BEAC, will make its inaugural flight as a passenger-carrying plane from Northolt to Turnhouse to-day.

• archive.scotsman.com

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