Pictures: Crowds, Veterans, and Nigel Farage Turn Out For Biggin Hill Airshow

Farage Airshow
Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat

The annual Biggin Hill Festival of Flight went ahead as planned Saturday despite the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight having to cancel their attendance.

Kent Live reported earlier this week that the flight of historic second world war aircraft had been grounded after an engine fault was discovered during safety checks. A significant number of other vintage and modern aircraft still took place, however, including Britain’s Royal Air Force Red Arrows display team.

Among the crowds of aircraft enthusiasts and families, there were a large number of veterans having an enjoyable day out. Most visible of them perhaps were the members of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a British establishment for the care of aged veterans who are easily spotted in their traditional pillbox red or navy blue uniforms.

Also spotted in the crowds was Nigel Farage, who in addition to being Britain’s best-known campaigner for Brexit is also a military history enthusiast.

When Breitbart London caught up with the former UKIP leader he declined an interview, explaining he was having too much fun speaking to the veterans.

The RAF Red Arrows put on a strong display despite the low cloud / Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat Picture

Chelsea Pensioners of the Royal Hospital, founded by King Charles II, stand out in their Red Frocks / Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat Picture

The back of that head looks familiar / Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat Picture

It’s Nigel Farage! / Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat Picture

An American B-17G Bomber passes overhead / Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat Picture

Nigel is impressed / Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat Picture

So are the veterans / Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat Picture

A North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco in West German colours comes in to land. The light, versatile recon aircraft developed a reputation for ground attack and counter insurgency roles and saw service all over the world in eight air forces / Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat Picture

Team Red Bull display / Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat Picture

The OV-10 in flight / Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat Picture

A visiting Belgian F-16 banks hard / Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat Picture

Stars of the show, the RAF Red Arrows performs / Breitbart London / Rachel Megawhat Picture

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