Paul Bonhomme will be flying ’434 down to Malta the week starting 24th September for the airshow celebrating the 70th anniversary of the siege.
Arranged with the help of the British air display organisers, TSA, we are due to display on both days of the airshow, which various luminaries of the Island are set to attend, including the President and Prime Minister. The Red Arrows will also be participating and it is hoped that ’434 will be able to lead them in formation on both days.
It is particularly apt for MH434 to have been chosen to fly at Malta in this anniversary year, as the Malta Aviation Museum houses a Hurricane there that was flown by Pat Lardner Burke in 1941. Pat, of course, was the principle pilot associated with MH434 during its RAF service, and it currently bears his markings – including the kills he scored over Malta during those incredibly hard times.