Past Events 2010

The South West Airfield Heritage Trust hold regular lectures around the area. We also hold several fund raising events at the heritage airfields in the region.  This section describes these events.

Wings & Wheels, Upottery Airfield, Aug 2010

Our big event this year was the anniversary of VE & VJ Day.

Despite the weather we held a wings and wheels event on 21st and 22nd of August at Upottery airfield. The Dakota N44 made a flyby, and the event was well supported by reenactors of the 101st Airborne ‘Screaming Eagles’.

101st Airborne 'Screaming Eagles' reenactors at Upottery Airfield

The event raised £2400 for the Royal British Legion.

The presentation took place on the evening of Nov 15th 2010 at the Royal British Legion Club, Honiton.

Mike Venn on behalf of SWAHT presented a cheque for £2400 to the Chairman of the Devonshire Branch RBL, Mr.R,Howard Williams. This was a share of the money raised at our Upottery event.

Cars and aircraft at the wings and wheels event

The trust wishes to thank all those involved, particularly the Smeatharpe ladies, who kindly donated all the profit from their food and drink stall.

6 comments

  1. Paul Hopwood

    Robin

    Have read through different sites that members of the cast from Band of Brothers are completing a parachute jump on the Sunday at Dunkswell, then being transported to the show via military vehicles. Is that something you or the organisers need help with?

    1. Robin

      I have now been in touch with Paul via email

  2. Paul Hopwood

    Robin

    I attended this event last year with my family + jeep (Wild Bill) and would like to book in with you for the weekend again if that is possible?

    Many thanks

    1. Robin

      Paul just come along as last year, camping should be available starting on the Friday night. I recall you being with us last year, It will be good to see you again . All best Robin For SWAHT

  3. JOANNE LAWRENCE

    Hello Are you holding this event in 2011 please?

    1. Robin

      Yes we have booked the airfield at Smeatharpe for the weekend August 21-22 the event will be along the same lines, this time we hope the weather will be a little kinder so as the D-Day C/47 (Dakota) that operated out of the old airfield during 1944 can come in and land spending some time with us,

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