Open weekend at wartime airfield

Members of the Jet Provost XS186 restoration crew at Metheringham Airfield, from left Paul Flynn, Ted Burrows, Howard Rolfe, Dick Dockerill, Philip Neal and Jonty Johnson. EMN-150424-185524001

Members of the Jet Provost XS186 restoration crew at Metheringham Airfield, from left Paul Flynn, Ted Burrows, Howard Rolfe, Dick Dockerill, Philip Neal and Jonty Johnson. EMN-150424-185524001

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The Friends of Metheringham Airfield will be open up their visitor centre for their annual wartime weekend.

The event on May 3-4 at the centre at Martin Moor is suitable for all ages and will run between 10am and 5.30pm each day. Entry is £5 on the gate, under 16s free.

There will be re-enactors and 1940s exhibits, wartime memorabilia, military vehicles and classic cars as well as the museum and shop.

Visitors can go on tours of the airfield and inspect cockpit displays as well as view craft stalls and a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

There will be a live jet engine run by a Jet Provost too.

Sunday, May 3, will be rounded off with a VE Day 70th anniversary celebration dance from 7pm-11pm featuring the Shiny Stockings, a nine-piece swing band. Guests are encouraged to come in 1940s dress.

Tickets are £15 including hog roast, with a vegetarian option, plus bar and raffle available.

Advance tickets are available online at www.metheringhamairfield.co.uk