Open days at RAF Bircham Newton museum

Discover the history of the former RAF station at Bircham Newton and its satellite airfields by going along to one of this year's open days in the heritage room.

Discover the history of the former RAF station at Bircham Newton and its satellite airfields by going along to one of this year's open days in the heritage room.

The project was launched 2005 under the guidance of former RAF servicemen Neil Grant, David Jacklin and Brian Hall with the aim of commemorating the life of the airbase from 1918 until it closed in 1962.

The Construction Industry Training Board offered space, and gradually a heritage room was developed, displaying stories, memorabilia, photos, maps and drawings.

In September 2006 a memorial was unveiled outside the heritage room, and a year later the Docking memorial dedication ceremony took place.


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Funds are being raised for essential improvements to the room and to provide information boards. Mr Jacklin has recently published a new book, RAF Bircham Newton in Camera 1918-1962, available for �5 plus �1 postage or at the heritage room, and all proceeds go to the project. He can be contacted on 01379 741884; email djacklin@aol.com

The open days are on Monday, April 13; Sunday, May 3; Sunday, May 24; Sunday, June 28; Sunday, July 26; Sunday, August 30 and Sunday, September 27 from 11am-5pm at the National Construction College. Admission is free.

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More more project news visit www.rafbnmp.org.uk

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