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Attending the Battle of Britain Airshow? Read Me!

After much planning and consultation following the ‘Rule of 6’ announcement by the UK Government, we are delighted to confirm that the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show at Headcorn Aerodrome is going ahead on the 25-27th September.

The Battle of Britain was a defining moment in this country’s history and something that we have gone the extra mile to commemorate through this event despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.

As an outdoor event we are confident that we have taken the right steps to ensure that we are able to comply with Government Guidance but as you can imagine this has taken quite a lot of effort to achieve. The Battle of Britain Air Show has earned a reputation as a family friendly event and we aim to keep that ambience but we have made a number of changes to to ensure everyone’s safety.

Before attending the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show, please read the following:

When does the show open?

The gates to the show will open at 10:00 with air displays commencing from 12:00 and running until 16:00. We politely request that guests who arrive at the show before 10:00 wait in their vehicles to ensure that no queues form at the entrance

Where do I go upon arrival?

There will be one-way walk ways to get to your booked enclosure. To help you, a site map can be found here:

Are tickets available at the gate?

The 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show is strictly PRE-SALE ticket admission only. All remaining tickets are available on

I had tickets to the June event, can I attend the September event?

Yes you can attend the September event with a June ticket. We have a strict attendance cap due to Covid-19, you must attend on a like-for-like basis. E.g: if you had a Saturday ticket in June, you may attend on Saturday in September

Can I change the day I have booked?

Unfortunately not, we have a strict attendance cap due to Covid-19 and at this late stage to not have the tickets available to change booked days

Is there a carers concession?

Carers can gain admission to the show using a child ticket for the respective enclosure and must provide evidence of their carer status such as; a disability benefit award letter, Carer’s Allowance award letter or Blue Badge letter as proof of your caring role. If not available, a letter from the GP or social services could be used.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs can be bought to the event (no ticket required!) but must be kept on a lead throughout the event. Please remember that the event is going to very noisy and you should consider whether the event would be suitable for your pet.

Is this event ‘Covid Safe’?

Read the updated Covid guidance for the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show here:

Can I bring my own food and alcohol?

Care has been taken to ensure that the bars and food concessions are of a great quality and a fair price, therefore we politely request that you do not.

What are the display acts at the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show?

As in previous years we have a stunning line up of aircraft performing at the show and hope that the changes we have made to keep you safe doesn’t impact on your enjoyment and look forward to welcoming you. You can see the full line up here:

We look forward to seeing you at the event. Remember, if you don’t yet have your tickets only a few tickets remain available for the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show:

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