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    Default Re: RAF Chailey (ALG)

    Interesting info, Jack. Welcome to the forum.

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    Welcome jack, thanks for the additional information.

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    Here's another that I've just found. I'm sure that REF said he also was here that day.... didn't know him then.

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    I don't remember seeing that programme at Chailey, I remember the show well, really good day.

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    As you can see it wasn't really a programme of events, just a list of what to expect with the above on the reverse. I'm sure we were handed one as we drove in. Yes it was a great airshow pity they don't still have them. I can't believe that it was 7 years ago next month.

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    This photograph was taken by Ian Moore at the Chailey airshow of August 8th 2004.
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    Some photos from the August 2004 Airshow at Chailey




















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    Hi REF,

    Yes, a good weekend, which drew in crowds beyond anyone's expectations. I still have vivid memories of the small back-road across the site being choked with traffic, and the temporary traffic lights set up to keep the runway threshold clear of passing vehicles whenever anything landed - its not everyday your journey is interrupted by temporary lights that see a P51d pass in front of your bonnet. every time I drive across the airfield I think back to that magical weekend. Part of me wants to see it happen again, the other part of me thinks it is best kept as a "one off", and that any repeat might fail to recapture the magic...

    N.B. The excellent soft-bound book detailing Chailey's short use as a "D-day" ALG entitled "Spit and Polish" (which was launched that same weekend IIRC) is still available form the nearby "Plough Inn", where the airfield memorial is also located.

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    It was an excellent day, I seem to recall they had a similar event in August 2000 as well, though not on the same scale as the 2004 air show!

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