Vandalism at Friends of the New Forest Airfields – again.

On Sunday 2nd June, four days short of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in June 1944, the brand new temporary signs that we use only on Open Days, to help show visitors where our Heritage Centre Museum is located, were vandalised, first by the destruction of the ‘Airfields Museum’ sign between 0845 hrs an 0915 hrs and again, during the afternoon, when all the signs were torn down and thrown onto the grass at the side of Derritt Lane, Bransgore.This is the second time that our Charity has been subjected to vandalism in 21 months, the first being the breaking of the glass display cabinet at the New Forest Airfields Memorial, at the former World War II airfield at Holmsley South, in September 2017.

Our small Charity exists solely to protect and preserve our local aviation heritage and to help people to learn about the courage and bravery of the many thousands of Allied airmen and women, who died to protect our freedom in our country’s ‘darkest hour’, in World War II. We volunteer for the Charity to remember and to honour their sacrifice, without which, many of those living today, in these islands, would never have been born.

Dr Henry Goodall, Chair of Trustees, Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA)        New Forest Airfields Memorial & Heritage Centre Museum

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