News: Wartime Weekend to celebrate and remember 106 Squadron and RAF Metheringham
Published 21 April 2017, 12:51
RAF Metheringham was the wartime home of 106 Squadron from 1943 to the end of World War Two. Wing Commander Guy Gibson was its Commanding Officer at RAF Syerston before he was requested by Air Marshal Arthur (Bomber) Harris to form 617 Squadron (the Dambusters) flying from Scampton. To celebrate and in memory of 106 Squadron and RAF Metheringham, volunteers from Friends of Metheringham Airfield are holding a Bank Holiday special covering Sunday, 30th April, and Monday, 1st May.
A large contingent of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles group will be camping out on Metheringham Airfield using the backdrop of Dakota KG651 which is based there. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota will be giving a flypast over KG651 and the re-enactors. Vintage coaches will be giving tours around the local buildings with the support and approval of local farmers, and there will be classic cars, military vehicles, cockpit displays and a host of wartime memorabilia, plus wartime-themed entertainment.
The Museum and shop will be open. There are the usual entertainments to include craft stalls, 1940s exhibits on both days, not to mention three Merlin engines to be fired up, no doubt creating an awesome sound.
Refreshments, tea, coffee, and cold drinks will be available each day, and the Gremlin Arms will be opened for a thirst quencher.
The address is Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre, Westmoor Farm, Martin Moor, Metheringham Lincoln LN4 3WF. Gates open 10.00am. All adults £6.00 : children under 16 £2.00. Tickets available on the gate entrance. There is ample parking for cars.