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1 November 2019

Remember the RAF

Aircraft models scheduled for Bircham Newton’s 10 November open day.

The last open day of 2019 for the Heritage Centre at RAF Bircham Newton hopes to feature the famous Norfolk’s Model Air Force, built by Tony Nelson, whose centrepiece is a massive one-sixth scale model of a four-engined Sterling bomber.

The event takes place on Remembrance Sunday, 10 November. The Heritage Centre will be open from 10 am to 4 pm, and entrance is free, with parking, disabled access and toilets all available on the site.

Mr Nelson plans to be there, subject to weather and other Remembrance Sunday commitments.

Tony Nelson’s model aircraft and their lorry on a sunny day at RAF Bircham Newton

Tony Nelson’s Model Air Force at a previous RAF Bircham Newton open day

The Heritage Centre at Bircham Newton has a unique collection of memorabilia from the former Royal Air Force station’s past service, which spanned more than 44 years, including two world wars and the Cold War. On display are photographs and personal memories of servicemen who served there and other related items from its fascinating history. The Centre is manned and run entirely by volunteers, many of whom are ex-servicemen. Close by there are two stone memorials to remember those who served at Bircham Newton and its main satellite airfield near Docking.


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Posted by: Charles
Posted on: 1 November 2019