We are offering the chance to join Volunteer Reserve Warden and RAF Blakehill Farm Historian, Vince Povey, for a tour of part of former airfield and learn about its role during the attack of the Arnhem Bridges.

You will stand on the surviving runway where 74 years ago on the 17th September 1944, Dakota aircraft of 233 RAF and 437 RCAF Squadrons once flew with their Horsa gliders in tow.

We will be holding a minutes silence on the remaining runway section and reading out the names of the crews who never returned.

You will hear more about the airfield's lost infrastructure, discover the secrets of the now sealed ROC Nuclear Bunker and learn some very important updates about the sites cold war role.

Your visit includes;

  • An initial tour, followed by a buffet lunch and refreshments
  • A presentation telling the story of the sites development and ongoing legacy
  • Displays of relic items found on the site, including WW2 weaponry

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

Cost is £20 per person - all monies raised will be split between the RAF Benevolent Fund and WWT to fund future research at the site.

Spaces are limited - don't miss out

Walking boots essential as there is some rough ground to cover.

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