Battle of Britain Flypast September 16 2015

Paul Beaver, author of Spitfire People, has been beavering away at signings for Evro throughout the summer months, many at events associated with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, most notably the Battle of Britain Flypast based at Goodwood Aerodrome on 15 September.

At this magnificent occasion over 30 Spitfires were joined by other surviving Second World War aircraft and took off in waves during afternoon to fly a variety of routes over southern England.

The huge audience at Goodwood included Prince Harry, who made headlines thanks to his generosity of spirit in giving up his flight in one of the two-seat Spitfires to 95-year-old Battle of Britain pilot Tom Neil.

On the same day a Battle of Britain service in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, was attended by many dignitaries, including Prime Minster David Cameron.