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RAFA day at Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum is a soaring success

The annual RAFA Day at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum in Flixton.  Picture: James Bass

The annual RAFA Day at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum in Flixton. Picture: James Bass

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Visitors to the annual Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) day at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton, were treated to a flypast by a much-loved aircraft.

The event boasted a wide range of Second World War military vehicles and motorcycles on display and there was also a range of stalls and an aviation book sale.

“It went really well and it was a good day with lots of visitors of all ages,” said Pam Veale, museum director. “We had 1940s dancers who were really good.

“It was humming all day. We had a group of cyclists who came down from Norwich, had a look around and enjoyed refreshments and then went home again.”

The event, which was held on Sunday, raised more than £500 for RAFA – which provides welfare support to serving and veterans of the RAF - and the museum. And RAF veterans from the Second World War made an appearance at the day to talk about their experiences of the war.

Mrs Veale said: “One of the veterans was shot down and was a prisoner of war. They were full of tales and it was so interesting listening to them. People talked to them and they loved it.”

And to end a great day, a Spitfire wowed the crowds with a special flypast.

“The spitfire came from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight” added Mrs Veale. “It was so nice and you can hear it coming. Everybody was watching and waving.”

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