COSBY | One of Britain’s largest Second World War-themed events is to be staged for the final time next year, the organisers announced today.
The 2020 show, which is expected to bring together vintage aircraft, vehicles and combat re-enactors, will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
However, the event organisers said on social media today: “The Victory Show dates for 2020 will be 11th, 12th & 13th September. This will be our FINAL SHOW!! After fifteen amazing years of running the best event of its type in the UK we will be closing our gates for the last time.
“We would like to thank all who have contributed to the show in every capacity, especially our lovely friends of WWII.”
In the past, The Victory Show was regarded as one of Britain’s premier warbird airshows. However, it ran into problems in 2016, when restrictions on the display box imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority made flying all but impossible, and forced the cancellation of the aerial displays.
The show returned in 2018 with a modified curved display line, which proved popular with photographers, but precluded traditional aerobatic performances.