207 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE HISTORY
Escorting the Elderly
207 Squadron started being tasked with BBMF Support duties in the Summer of 1971. It was usually regarded as the most popular of all flying sorties to escort the Hurricane and Spitfire to air displays throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.
It is a tribute to the care lavished on them that the BBMF aircraft are now about twice as old as when this photo was taken!
source: 207 Sqn RAF History archives
XS779: from image courtesy of Tom Wenham