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Sywell Aviation Museum Grand Opening 2012 - TODAY!

7th March 2012


Sywell Aviation Museum's Grand Opening will take place on Easter Saturday, 7th April 2012 from 10.30 and this year will see the unveiling of two brand new display halls charting the history of the United States Army Air Force in Northamptonshire during WW2 and the impact of the German Luftwaffe across the County.

This marks the completion of a two year development of the Museum which has seen the construction of two new buildings entirely by volunteers making the Museum nearly double its original size. The new halls will be unveiled by the Worshipful Mayor of Wellingborough and a representative of the United States Air Force from RAF Croughton. Also attending will be military vehicles and re-enactors from the Troops Trucks & Stores Military Vehicle Group, Pitsford Home Guard will be undertaking drill and live 1940s music will be performed by The Blitz Sisters.

Also anticipated is an air display by a WW2 Supermarine Spitfire fighter from the Hangar 11 Collection subject to weather and serviceability and possibly more special guests!

The event is completely free of charge and is guaranteed to be a great day out! Thereafter the Museum is open from 10.30-16.30 every weekend and Bank Holiday until the end of September, group visits being available outside those times. For more information please contact us.

Saturday morning update 09:00: cloud base too low at the moment, but forecast to improve later so we still hope to see our friend Peter Teichman in his Spitfire later on in the morning. Update 09:15: sun breaking through and cloud base going up! See you at Sywell!

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Sywell Aviation Ltd. is a company registered in England with company no. 03180760 & VAT no. 623 8222 56.
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