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Sywell Aviation Museum 2018 Grand Opening Event

1937 Plymouth four-door sedan car with a Dodge WC alongside
Between 25 and 30 military vehicles put in an appearance over the day despite the weather - the red of the Range Rover TACR2 was the only brightness around

March 31 saw the Sywell Aviation Museum based at Sywell Aerodrome, Northants, opening for the 2018 season. As this year marks the 100th Anniversary of the RAF and 90 years since an aerodrome was established at Sywell, a large collection of military vehicles and re-enactors gathered at the museum for the presentation of a plaque by 378 (Mannock) Squadron Air Training Corps to commemorate the occasion.

Michael Fowler’s 1978 ex-military Saviem TP3, a diesel about to be converted into a campervan
Jeeps in front of the museum buildings, one in British markings, as it is an ex-RAF vehicle
Vintage songbird May Blossom singing songs from the 40s to cheer up the crowds
DAF 66YA, 0.4ton utility vehicle designed and built in the 1970s for the Netherland’s army

The aerodrome opened in 1928 but during World War Two it was known as RAF Sywell. It was used as a training facility for Tiger Moths and later an important centre for the repair of Wellington bombers and extensive sheds from this time still remain on the site.

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