GUIDED WALK -
To mark the opening of the Control Tower we organised a guided walk around the old aerodrome on Sunday 1st April.
This marked the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force and was the first Sunday that our Control Tower museum was open this year.
Approximately 60 members of the public joined us to explore some of the still existing history of RAF Martlesham Heath.
By popular demand we propose to repeat these fascinating walks at a later date.
Photo taken outside the Control Tower museum showing some of the walkers
Our chairman, Martyn Cook explains the war memorials on the Barrack square.
Our meeting on Friday, 6th April was well attended for a talk given by Debbie Land and Peter Goff. The subject of their illustrated talk was "Time Flies at Old Warden" -
Debbie related the origins of this world famous collection and during the second half of the evening Peter Goff showed clips of some of the extraordinary aircraft that are kept in flying condition. The earliest example is a Bleriot XI -
All of these aeroplanes are regularly flown on Open Days of the collection and can also be seen on YouTube.
A vote of thanks was given by our vice chairman, Robert Dunnett.
The Control Tower museum is now open every Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm. The first Sunday the museum was open this year was Sunday, 1st April and this was preceded by a guided walk around the sight of the old aerodrome. Approximately 60 people turned up for this. It has been proposed that this will be repeated at a later date.
The next meeting will be on Friday, 4th May and is the occasion of our AGM. This will be followed by some rarely viewed aviation videos.
All meetings are at the Community Hall, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham, IP12 4PB and start at 7.30pm. Non-
Alan Powell 01473 622458 www.mhas.org.uk
Debbie Land and Peter Goff
answer questions from the audience