Spitfire Scamble 14-7-18

We pitched our gazebo on Friday evening in readiness for us to set up the artefacts for the display on Saturday morning. We were exhibiting for the second year in a row at The Spitfire Scramble 24-hour endurance race, held in and around the Hornchurch Country Park, formerly the Hornchurch aerodrome.

Our fascinating display of photographs and artefacts help relate the history of the most important south eastern aerodrome during two world wars, firstly called Suttons Farm from 1915-1919 and then becoming RAF Hornchurch from 1928-1962.

We once again had a lot of very interested people coming along to learn something about the history of the site and we were also there to help start the race with our WWII Air Raid siren. To add to the excitement a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire did a couple of circuits over the crowds of runners, much to everyone’s delight.