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Learn about the history of RAF Gaydon

The Heritage Motor Centre is to give visitors the chance to learn about the venues history as the former site of RAF Gaydon.  A special lecture on Saturday 27 September will be given by John Bishop, local historian and HMC employee, and aviation specialist Anthony Hooper MBE. Together they will give visitors an insight into the history of the airfield, plus there will be an opportunity to visit the old RAF Gaydon Control Tower, now the Observation Tower and part of the Jaguar Land Rover site.t would be costly to dispose of the paint, several streets in the city centre now boast an eye-catching exterior.

Gaydon was one of several RAF airfields in the Midlands which enjoyed two separate periods of existence, one as a wartime training base and the other when it was rebuilt and put back into service for very different aircraft. From 1942 - 1974, RAF Gaydon was home to Wellingtons during WWII, V Bombers during the Cold War, RAF at Home days and later, Varsities and Valettas as part of the Navigation school.  

The lecture costs just £40 per person and includes an RAF Gaydon memory lane tour, Landrover Demo Ride, visit to the Observation Tower, lunch (one course including tea/coffee) and entry to the Museum.  The lecture takes place from 10:00am – 4pm and must be pre booked as places are limited.

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