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WW2 machine brings back memories

PUBLISHED: 20:42 24 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:42 03 March 2010

SUFFOLK skies have filled with the awesome thunder of a P51 Mustang in celebration of Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum's second anniversary.

The vintage second world war American-made fighter was just one of the many attractions to mark the day.

SUFFOLK skies have filled with the awesome thunder of a P51 Mustang in celebration of Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum's second anniversary.

The vintage second world war American-made fighter was just one of the many attractions to mark the day.

Former airmen arrived for a nostalgic revisit to the scene of their service experiences to the backdrop of historic military vehicles, a radio-controlled aircraft display and brass band.

The museum was re-opened to keep alive the memory of the RAF station at Martlesham Heath which played a pivotal role in the expansion of aviation in Britain.

Bob Dunnett, chairman of the society, said: "It was a brilliant day. Last year was a success but this year was a brilliant success.

"Everything went to plan and we had some superb attractions.

More than 40 RAF veterans, who were stationed at Martlesham Heath between 1948 and its closure in 1967, paid a return 'flying' visit.

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