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19th November 2017

Fun Day at Martlesham


The Annual Control Tower Museum Fun Day at Martlesham Heath Control Tower takes place on Sunday 7th September from 11am until 4.30pm.
Thrill to the Sight and Sound of a Wartime Spitfire.

Ride in a vintage bus around what was an iconic location, Listen to Bands (including a Highland Pipe Band), View a remarkable collection of mhasvintage Civilian and Military vehicles, Applaud Jive dancers and singing, Even join in!
If you are a Witches Speedway fan, see classic “Witches” Race Jackets. Explore a secret Bunker and a Museum in a WW2 Control Tower, Admire Chindits Mules and meet Winston Churchill. Enjoy Refreshments and stands of all sorts.
Admission Free (voluntary donation £2 per adult, children free, aiding the Museum), last year saw a record attendance – come and find out why!

Visit www.mhas.org.uk or call 01473 274300 for more information.

The Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum is also open Sundays from 2pm to 5pm until the end of October, telling the story of RAF Martlesham Heath from its earliest days in 1916, through the formation of the R.A.F.
Between the wars the base tested over 550 types of civil and military aircraft, and played a key role in the development of RDF (Radar).  It played a key role in the Battle of Britain and welcomed the American 356th Fighter Group.

RAF Martlesham Heath later researched ‘Blind Landing’ and helped test Atomic Bomb triggers.

Stories continue evolving… recent investigations centre on Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot Flying Officer George Montgomerie Marshall, killed (aged 23) when his 258 Squadron Hurricane crashed in the grounds of what is now Seckford Hall Hotel on 30th July 1941. George was born in Wellington, New Zealand.  If any readers know more about him, please contact the Museum on 01473 274300.

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