RAF Fairford celebrates 75th anniversary

RAF Fairford celebrated its 75th anniversary last Friday with a Heritage Day held in one of the large hangars on the base.

RAF Fairford celebrated its 75th anniversary last Friday with a Heritage Day held in one of the large hangars on the base.

Around 500 people – local dignitaries, former staff members from the airbase and representatives from local clubs and organisations – were invited to share this special occasion.

RAF Fairford celebrated its 75th anniversary last Friday with a Heritage Day held in one of the large hangars on the base.

RAF Fairford has a rich and varied history with ties to both the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force.

It has played a vital role to both Concorde and the Red Arrows.

Privately owned static aircraft flew in at no cost and each one represented a chapter in RAF Fairford’s long history.

There were also displays and exhibitions by a wealth of air-related groups and the British-American Committee.

Four huge cakes had been made for the occasion and were cut by Lt Col Joe Knothe and Squadron Leader Jayne Robertson.

RAF Fairford celebrated its 75th anniversary last Friday with a Heritage Day held in one of the large hangars on the base.

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steve clarke
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