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WIN for your chance to fly like our Battle of Britain heroes


The lucky winners – one man and one woman – will reach for the sky in an experience made available to just a handful.

We have teamed up with flyaspitfire.com, based at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar at the Battle of Britain station in Kent, to offer a once-in-a-lifetime £2,975 flight in the legendary fighter.

The winners will take off and experience a victory roll in the skies where The Few saved Britain from the Luftwaffe in 1940 and end Hitler’s invasion plans.

You might also be able to take the controls and fly the Spitfire.

The two-seat planes are genuine Second World War-era aircraft converted in the 1950s.

Spitfire MJ627 joined No 441 (Silver Fox) Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1944.

MT818 was the first two-seater of its kind produced by Vickers Armstrong, which won a 1959 London-to-Paris air race. A third,

TE308, carries the markings of 457 “Grey Nurse” Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force.

The competition is free to enter, but you are asked to make a donation of at least £1 to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Each winner, picked at random on New Year’s Day, can take four guests to tour the planes and will be given a video of their flight.

You must be at least 18, weigh no more than 17 stone and be agile enough to climb in and out of the aircraft. Robin Brooks, of the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, said: “This is a rare chance to relive what these brave boys experienced.”

In May, retired trucker Andy Price, 71, of Nottingham, a previous Daily Express winner, took an iconic Spitfire flight. He said: “It’s like a thoroughbred racehorse in the sky.”

To enter online, visit flyaspitfire.com/daily-express-competition.

Alternatively, post your details to: Daily Express Spitfire Competition, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, 204 Churchill Way, Biggin Hill Airport, Kent TN16 3BN.

To make a donation call 020 7580 8343, send a cheque payable to the RAF Benevolent Fund to RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR, or visit rafbf.org/donate Only one entry per person is allowed and they must arrive by 10am on December 30.

  • Please do not send cash or cheques to the Daily Express. Standard Reach plc competition terms and conditions apply.
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