Here is copy of an email I sent to all of the former RAF Bruntingthorpe USAF and a small band of British who share an interest in the history and future of RAFB:
Happy Anniversary to the entire RAF Bruntingthorpe Alumni; fifty two years ago today we at RAFB conducted a very successful Open House and Air show. The date was May 28, 1960. Thanks to Nigel Bailey-Underwood the programme (British spelling) for that event is attached to this email.
How many of us still remember all the displays and activities of that day?
For myself, I was assigned to the AACS Detachment at the time and as such we (AACS) did not provide any displays or activities. We were working behind the scene providing Air Traffic Control for the flying portion of the show. The Control Tower and GCA were vectoring aircraft into and out of the viewing area as directed by the timetable set forth for this event. I was the lucky one; I had the day off. The Air Force equipment I was responsible for was automatic and did not require my presence to function.
I did my part by inviting two neighborhood families to engage in the festivities and excitement of the day. Our little band of revelers totaled thirteen.
Many of our photos of the Open House can be seen in this Flickr site:
If you want to watch a slideshow of the Opern House:
All the very best and God Bless,
The attachments are shown below:
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