There are still parts of the Battle of Britain Air Day of September 1958 that I still remember. I was small then. My dad took me on the crossbar saddle. My brother was much older so he rode his bike. I remember that it was grey when we arrived and the first thing I saw and asked about was a Wind Sock! I can remember looking into the cockpit of a Spitfire and then being sat way down low in there with loads of kids looking in . I didn't know then how privelidged I was ! Most of the day is a bit sketchy. I can remember that it had brightened up and it was sunny. I can remember a bright yellow Westland Dragonfly flying along the crowd line performing Air Sea Rescue roll. I can remember standing next to a huge silver Blackburn Beverley with my dad and brother. It was whilst we were amongst the crowds watching the flying displays that my my brother repeated what he had just heard on the Tannoy. "The Vulcan won't be turning up as it had just crashed at another air display ! " Things were treated so differently then ! The airshow carried on as if nothing had happened.