1940s nostalgia at Seething air day

Victoria Leggett Aircraft enthusiasts will be treated to a nostalgic look at planes from the second world war this Sunday, September 7, at Seething airfield.

Victoria Leggett

Aircraft enthusiasts will be treated to a nostalgic look at planes from the second world war this weekend at Seething airfield.

The charity air day, which raises money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, takes place on Sunday between 10am and 5pm.

Replica planes, retro dance troops and a battlefield encampment will entertain crowds at the event, now in its eighth year.

For the first time, The Silver Bird, a replica second world war Electra transport aircraft will show off its roaring engines, while The American Tan, a group of 1940s singers, will perform a 45-minute set of wartime favourites.

Show organiser Paul Holmes said: “We have a definite nostalgic theme this year - not surprising as Seething was home to several thousand airmen during the second world war.”

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But the event will not just be about nostalgia - pilots from all over the country will put on two hours of breathtaking displays, including aerobatics, flypasts and aerial demonstrations.

The flying circus will try to “limbo”, burst balloons and cut ribbons, and spectators can also enjoy a variety of stalls, live music and a collection of vintage, modern and military cars.

Gates open at 10am, admission for adults is £5 (concessions £3) under-16s £1 and under-5s go free. Call 01603 764834 for more details.

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