Anzac Day 2015

Posted By on 26th April 2015

Between 1942 and 1945 RAF Binbrook (which was de-commissioned in the 1990’s) was home to No.460 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force. Even though their stay was a short one, they have 2 memorials in the area, one on the site of the old air base and the other right opposite our house.

Yesterday was Anzac Day, also 100 years since the start of the Gallipoli campaign in WWI. The occasion was marked by wreath laying and services at both sites so we were able to get a good view of proceedings through our bedroom window (which needs cleaning, sorry).


Unfortunately a fire engine came and blocked the best view (the fire service were laying a wreath).


So I had to come downstairs in the end. (See what I meant about the window!)


The service ended with a fly past by the Lancaster bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

It flew right over our garden 3 times at less than 100 ft. It was awesome and made the hairs on the back of my neck stand to attention!


Here you can see a short video of the event including the fly past.

2 Responses to “Anzac Day 2015”

  1. Mike says:


    Great photos and write up and I hope you don’t mind me saying that I just thought you might like to know that the dates are out slightly as the 460’s were based in Binbrook between 14 May 1942 until the 20 July 1945 and the base officially was de commissioned on the 2nd July 1992.

    But many thanks for continuing to make people aware of the ANZAC/460 connection to the village via you web site

    All the best


  2. Judith says:

    Thanks Mike, web site amended accordingly. Glad the weather was kind to us.

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