Sunday 5th March 2017 - 11am -4pm
Blakehill Nature Reserve

Following the overwhelming success of our historical events at the site in 2016, we kick off 2017 in commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the start of flying operations from the former air station.

Join Volunteer Reserve Warden and RAF Blakehill Farm Historian Vince Povey for a tour of the former airfield and learn about its fascinating history.

You will stand on the surviving runway where during WW2, the Dakota aircraft of 233 RAF and 437 RCAF Squadrons once left on the airbourne phase of the invasion of Europe and later the fated attack on the Arnhem bridges.

You will hear more about the airfield's lost infrastructure, discover the secrets of the ROC Nuclear Bunker and be told the story of the sites cold war role.

Your visit includes a presentation telling the story of the sites development and ongoing legacy along with refreshments, displays of relic items found on the site, as well as other items of interest.

Please note this is a full days programme - on arrival and following introductions, the guided walk will commence, eventually reaching the Whitworth building where your days visit will conclude after the presentation.

COST - Free - contributions welcome

Please book below or contact the Wild Connections Team for any enquiries on 01380 725670.

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