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RAF history

The RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre starts its 2020 season on 12 April.


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5 February 2020

RAF history

The RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre starts its 2020 season on 12 April.

The Royal Air Force Bircham Newton Heritage Centre, just down the road from Stanhoe, will hold the first of its 2020 open days on Easter Sunday, 12 April. A further 14 open days will follow (see the list below).

Twin-engined Avro Anson aircraft in flight

Avro Anson VX-B (K6183) flown by No. 206 Squadron was the first of Bircham Newton’s aircraft to be shot down in World War 2 on 5 September 1939, just two days after Britain declared war on Germany. The story of this plane and its New Zealand pilot, who survived to become one of the first prisoners of the war, can be read in the RAF Heritage Centre.

The Heritage Centre has a unique collection of memorabilia from the former RAF 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.

On open days the Heritage Centre is open from 10 am until 4 pm.

  • Free entrance and car parking
  • Disabled access and toilets
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits available

Facebook: RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre

2020 open days

  • Easter: Sunday 12 and Monday 13 April
  • Early May Bank Holiday Weekend: Friday 8 and Sunday 10 May
  • Spring Bank Holiday Weekend: Sunday 24 and Monday 25 May
  • Sunday 14 June
  • Sunday 28 June
  • Sunday 12 July
  • Sunday 26 July
  • Summer Bank Holiday Weekend: Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August
  • Last Sunday in September: 27 September
  • Last Sunday in October: 25 October
  • Remembrance Sunday: 8 November

Venue: The National Construction College, Bircham Newton, Norfolk PE31 6RH. The National Construction College is signposted off the A148 and the B1454.


  • , tel 01379 741884
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Posted by: Charles
Posted on: 5 February 2020