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Chance to tour Martlesham Heath Airfield with guided walk

PUBLISHED: 12:48 23 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:16 24 December 2017

The hanger at Martlesham airfield in 1967 for the 50th anniversary celebrations. Picture: ARCHANT

The hanger at Martlesham airfield in 1967 for the 50th anniversary celebrations. Picture: ARCHANT

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History lovers will get a rare chance to experience the history of Martlesham Heath Airfield with a special guided tour on Wednesday.

One of the planes after taking off on one of the last flights at Martlesham airfield in 1979. Picture: ARCHANTOne of the planes after taking off on one of the last flights at Martlesham airfield in 1979. Picture: ARCHANT

The Martlesham Heath Aviation Society has organised a guided walk from 1.30pm Wednesday, where walkers will be able to observe the remains of the airfield and surrounding base, finding out about its history, missions and some of the famous names stationed there throughout its history.

The free walk meets at the Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum off Eagle Way, although walkers are encouraged to make a donation which will go towards the upkeep of the control tower museum.

The walk begins at the Control Tower Museum. Picture: ARCHANTThe walk begins at the Control Tower Museum. Picture: ARCHANT

Organisers of the walk said: “If you’re interested in landscape history, airfield archaeology, or just fancy the chance to have a walk in the unique urban landscape of this Second World War airfield, then this walk is for you.”

The walk will cover three miles and last 90 minutes.

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