WW2 machine brings back memories

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.

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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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