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New models added to the Heritage Centre display

Two new models have been added to the displays in the Heritage Centre, this week. Together, they make up a Short Stirling Mk.IV and a Horsa Mk.I glider combination, a common sight in the New Forest skies in early 1944, … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain pilot passes away hours after celebrating 100th birthday

Flight Lieutenant Archie McInnes has passed away just hours after celebrating his 100th birthday. His friend and biographer, Jonny Cracknell, tweeted that: “It is with a heavy heart and incredible sadness to advise the tragic news that Battle of Britain … Continue reading

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Ibsley pilot to be remembered with Spitfire Flypast – Friday 30th August

As reported in the New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times:                                              “A Spitfire flypast will honour a Ringwood World … Continue reading

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Hythe & Waterside Rotary visit to Heritage Centre- 6th August 2019

Members of Hythe & Waterside Rotary viewed the FONFA Heritage Centre during the evening of Tuesday 6th August, during a specially arranged evening visit. The Hythe & Waterside Rotary group in front of the FONFA New Forest Airfields Heritage CentreThey … Continue reading

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Military Vehicle Trust Vehicles visit the Heritage Centre on Sunday 4th August 2019

Members of the South Hampshire Branch of the Military Vehicle Trust (MVT) visited the New Forest Airfields Heritage Centre Museum on a sunny Sunday 4th August, in the morning, as part of a full day ‘Road Run’ through the New … Continue reading

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Milton Heritage Society – Visit to Heritage Centre Museum and Airfields Tour

On July 4th, the first FONFA airfields tour took place in bright sunshine, with Milton Heritage Society members. An itinerary was organised with Dr Henry Goodall, FONFA Chair of Trustees, and included a morning visit to the Heritage Centre Museum, … Continue reading

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Annual Re-Dedication of the New Forest Airfields Memorial

The Annual Service of Re-Dedication of the New Forest Airfields Memorial was held on Sunday 30th June at the Memorial in Black Lane, on the western edge of the WWII airfield at Holmsley South.The Service was conducted by the Rev. … Continue reading

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