VIDEO - Jet fires up for wartime weekend at Metheringham airfield

Sunday and Monday saw a special two day event at Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre, near Sleaford.

The wartime weekend saw a whole range of entertainments to interest the public visiting the wartime RAF base.

Re-enactment event at Metheringham Airfield with live jet engine run. Jonty Johnson of Dunston - member of the Jet Provost X5186 restoration project. EMN-150605-120157001

Re-enactment event at Metheringham Airfield with live jet engine run. Jonty Johnson of Dunston - member of the Jet Provost X5186 restoration project. EMN-150605-120157001

There were battle re-enactments between Allied and German soldiers, re-enactors on site and 1940’s exhibits and memorabilia on show.

You could visit the remains of RAF Metheringham on a vintage bus tour of the airfield, sit in real aircraft cockpits and inspect wartime vehicles and classic cars.

On Monday afternoon the restorers of a privately owned and restored Jet Provost trainer aircraft based on the airfield fired up its engines for a short taxi run for the crowds, reliving the sound recorded as part of a Proms Concert at the Royal Albert Hall which was broadcast on BBC TV in 2014. Here we show a video of the jet in action on the day.

Spitfire engines were also fired up and visitors could even experience an underground air raid shelter hearing sirens overhead with bombs dropping from the German Luftwaffe.

There were also craft stalls and live entertainment by 1940s style singers.

This Friday marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and the Friends of Metheringham Airfield paid their respects too.

Sunday evening also saw a 1940s dance with music from the Shiny Stockings Swing Band playing Glenn Miller favourites with singer Christine Scott. Revellers could come dressed in 1940s style and enjoy the atmosphere.