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New Spitfire VB model now on display

Master Modeller Kip Watson has recently modelled the Spitfire VB in 1/32nd scale for the Heritage Centre Museum.The aircraft depicted was the mount of Wing Commander Christopher ‘Bunny’ Currant, DSO, DFC & Bar, who commanded the Ibsley Wing in 1942-3, … Continue reading

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Classic Car Drive-In – Sunday 14th April 2019 – 10 am to 4 pm

Calling all Classic Car owners: The Third Annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Drive-In at the Friends of New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Heritage Centre, Mosquito Way, Bransgore, will be held on Sunday 14th April. (SatNav code is BH23 8AU, for the entrance … Continue reading

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New Forest Airfields Heritage Centre – Inauguration of new display equipment

The ‘Friends of the New Forest Airfields’ Charity held an inauguration event for the new equipment recently installed in the New Forest Airfields Heritage Centre at Bransgore on Saturday 16th March 2019. Fifty invited guests and FONFA Members attended the … Continue reading

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The man who built a Spitfire IX, starting with a single rivet.

You may be interested to check out the story of Martin Phillips, a man who built a Spitfire IX, over two decades, starting with a single rivet. The link is at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/motoring/meet-man-built-spitfire-scratch-starting-single-rivet/ IWC credit: James McNaught. “I remember when it … Continue reading

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Moving a V-I to the Launch Ramp

A new model diorama has been added to the exhibits in the Heritage Centre, depicting the preparations for launching a V-I Flying Bomb, against England in 1944, “Moving a V-I to the Launch Ramp”. These early pilotless cruise missiles were … Continue reading

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New Milton Junior School Visits – January 10th and February 14th

On Thursday 14th February, Former FONFA Chairman and current Hon. Treasurer, John Brooks, and current Chairman of the FONFA Trustee Board, Dr Henry Goodall, attended New Milton Junior School, for the second time in 2019, as in previous years. The … Continue reading

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Holmsley South Mosquito FB VI model diorama on display for 2019, in the Heritage Centre

A new diorama, depicting the de Havilland Mosquito FB VI of Wing Commander Russell “Russ” Bannock OOnt, DSO, DFC and bar, will be on display in the FONFA Heritage Centre, for the 2019 Open Day season. Modelled in 1/32 scale … Continue reading

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