North Weald Airfield Community Day

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Come and join us on Sunday 12 July for a great family day out as the North Weald Airfield Community Day commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Community Day 2015

World War II fighter planes, military vehicles and classic cars are all once again returning to North Weald for this hugely popular community day on Sunday 12 July 2015.

Tickets cost £5 per person and can be purchased on the day from 10am. The first 100 people to turn up in 1940s period costume will be allowed in for free.

The theme this year is ‘Salute to the Few’, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. RAF North Weald played a major role at this time by being one of the main bases for fighter planes protecting the skies above London from enemy aircraft.

Air display

The Air Display will begin at 2pm featuring the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Fight Spitfire and Hurricane plus aerobatic displays from Yak 50s and Extreme Air XA42s as well as displays from the airfield’s Hawker Hunter.

Children and community

There will be plenty of family friendly activities, with magic tricks, fairground rides and a bouncy castle in the children’s adventure corner are all free. A licensed bar will be open and refreshments are on offer. Helicopter pleasure flights will be running as well as market stalls selling a variety of goods.

Sunset ceremony

The day will end with a parade at 4pm by the Royal Air Forces Association displaying 75 standards accompanied by the Epping Forest Pipe Band and the Royal Air force Waddington Band.

All profits made this year will be going to the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) – a charity that provides welfare support to the Royal Air Force family.

Share your photos

Visitors can keep up with events and activities throughout the day on Facebook and Twitter and we would love you to share photos and experiences of the day using the hashtag #NWfun.