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Aviation Tower 12th Open Day

Martlesham Heath Aviation Society (MHAS) is holding it’s 12th annual ‘Fun Day’ at the Control Tower Martlesham Heath, on Sunday 9th September starting at 11am. Entry to the Fun Day andMuseum is FREE however; donations are appreciated to help keep the museum running.

New this year is a display on the ‘Birth of Radar’ and the links that RAF Martlesham Heath had with this remarkable story, which involved ‘planes from RAF Martlesham Heath.For the first time the Fun Day is linked with The ‘National Heritage Buildings Open Days’. If you are a ‘Heritage Building’ visitor why not take this opportunity to come along to see this 1943 Control Tower and Museum, and enjoy everything else as well. Also on view will be the underground bunker.

The Museum is open every Sunday afternoon from 2pm until 5pm from April to end of October inclusive. MHAS is in it’s 31st year. Monthly meetings are held on the first Friday of the month except August, starting at 7:30pm, normally in the Community Hall behind Tesco, Martlesham Heath.

However, on Friday 5th October 2012, the society is holding a special double bill evening in The Thomas Theatre, Kesgrave High School starting at 7.30pm. Ken Ellis, Editorial Consultant to “Flypast” Magazine will be presenting “Spitfire Heroes” including the designer, R.J. Mitchell and test pilot Alex Henshaw. The second speaker is Clive Stevens, USAAF historian who featured recently on Radio Suffolk. His talk is entitled “The American 8th Air Force in Suffolk”(Operation Bolero). Entry is by ticket only and advance tickets can be obtained from Howard King on 01473 274300, Martyn Cook on 01473 614442 or Robert Dunnett on 01473 624510.

The cost for the evening is £5 for MHAS members and £7 nonmembers.
For information on the Society see www.mhas.org.uk or call 01473 274300.

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