RAF Cranwell Fly-in 19th August

The annual Fly-in organised by the Cranwell Flying Club at RAF Cranwell is looking like it will be a great fun event. We have been invited to take all three wartime vehicles to set the scene amongst 60 visiting aircraft, which will include the Spitfire from BBMF, a Tiger Moth, and a number of other vintage planes.

The event is to raise money for the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance. We will help by offering rides in the fire engines (down the road in the photo above – about half a mile) for a suggested donation of £1 per person. Over the course of the day, we plan to demonstrate a training session of the drill to use the Turntable Ladder as a water tower. The dam will go in the shaded area above, with the TL parked behind the people – in the entrance to the caravan store. The dam is filled from a garden hose from the Flying Club clubroom. There will be a 1940’s corner, with the music and dancers on the grass near us (centre photo). We are also expecting Duncan Wright’s Green Goddess to take part as well.

We have been assured of a close-up photo opportunity of our vehicles with the Spitfire.

The BBMF Lancaster is due to fly past as well. We will probably also get a photo opportunity in the parade ground at the front of the RAF College.

The event is not public – it is by invitation only. Security requires that everyone on site is registered in advance, and carries photo id (eg driving licence). If you would like to take part, please email me by Monday 13th Aug on david@lowdhamstation.me.uk

About lowdhamstation

I am a director of a small (and very technical) business, a committed Christian, a Reader (and preacher) in my local village church, husband to my dear Frances, am interested in heritage railways, and heritage fire engines. I currently run a group that displays wartime and early post-war fire engines at 1940s re-enacting events and steam engine rallies. O yes, and vintage cars and motorbikes, and we live in a Victorian railway station.
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