Fuel leak denies Revival crowds a last look at Vulcan bomber

Thousands enjoyed the stunning air displays
Thousands enjoyed the stunning air displays

THE SPECTACULAR air displays proved a major highlight in another fantastic Goowood Revival.

Vintage planes from the Second World War soared overhead all weekend and the stunning sight of 11 Spitfires and Hurricanes in the skies above the famous track on Sunday capped a fitting commemoration to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Two seater Spitfire Goodwood Revival Sunday 13 Sept 2015.''Picture: Richard Cooke PPP-150914-110718001

Two seater Spitfire Goodwood Revival Sunday 13 Sept 2015.''Picture: Richard Cooke PPP-150914-110718001

There was some disappointment on Saturday after a fuel leak denied the crowds a last look at the famous Vulcan bomber at Goodwood. It had reached Littlehampton when it was forced to turn back to base.

But that was quickly forgotten and during a huge flypast on the final day, Lorch March paid tribute to the serviceman and women based at Goodwood who lost their lives in the war.

There was a lap of honour for the 23 war veterans at the Revival, which included 94-year-old wing commander Tom Neil, who fought in the Battle of Britian 75 years ago.

The field of fighter planes on exhibition was a major draw all weekend and included a 1939 Bristol Blenheim Bomber.